Sustainability in food and robotics with Schaeffler at Hannover Messe

Posted 16 June 2022
Schaeffler Food e robotica sostenibilità food beverage

Schaeffler will introduce its new product range for the Food, beverage & packaging sector at the Hannover Messe 2022, designed to help players in the sector respond to the challenges of sustainability, production costs reduction and strict hygiene guidelines, as emphasizes Ralf Moseberg, head of the Industrial automation business unit at Schaeffler.

The innovative products the company is to present at Hannover for the food & beverage industry are the result of the commitment in ‘sustainable engineering‘ as a major instigator in reducing energy and raw material consumption, while simultaneously securing considerable benefits for the customer. Designers and developers in Schaeffler are encouraged to conduct more extensive analyses of existing solutions with regard to the use of resources, durability and wear, and operating costs, and to look for alternatives.

Schaeffler Food e robotica Ralf MosebergThe plastic used in the new radial insert ball bearing and housing units, for example, has been optimized from a hygiene perspective. Examples of how digitalization and sustainability can be combined to ideal effect in everyday operations will also be demonstrated in Hanover.

Furthermore, for the second year in a row, robotics will be one of the Schaeffler topics taking center stage at the Hannover Messe – albeit on a purely digital basis last year. A substantially expanded range of precision strain wave gears and a sensor-based strain wave gear will be presented for the first time this year, both for use in articulated arm robots with a payload of up to around 20 kg. “We are adopting a new, innovative approach with the integrated torque sensors, both in design and technological terms, which has aroused considerable interest among our pilot customers”, explains Moseberg.

Schaeffler will also present its portfolio of PSC-series high-precision planetary gearboxes for industrial robots in Hanover. These are characterized by a torsional backlash that is ten times lower and a service life that is three times longer than the market standard. Such large leaps in development are seldom seen in mechanical engineering and allow new fields of application to be opened up.

Schaeffler Food e robotica riduttori armonici sensore integrato

New precision strain wave gear from Schaeffler with integrated sensor system

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