Where bearing guys (and gals) meet.

The flucon team visits Würzburg.

On July 5 and 6, Bearing World 2022 took place in beautiful Würzburg. Every year, experts from the fields of rolling and plain bearing technology as well as lubricant development come together at the international congress to exchange information on current focal points, innovations and optimization concepts.

This year, Josephine Klingebiel was one of our speakers in Würzburg, reporting on the latest findings from experiments with targeted current damage and bearing shell surface investigations.

 

Bearing World, which is hosted by the Forschungsvereinigung Antriebstechnik (FVA) e.V., was held again for the first time after a two-year break due to the pandemic and attracted around 200 visitors to the Würzburg Congress Center.

The congress has become a real standard in the industry and is supported by numerous technical universities such as the TU Kaiserslautern or the Leibniz University Hannover as well as by several renowned companies, including SKF, Fuchs and Schaeffler.

 

 

In the run-up to the expert forum, flucon had already prepared a paper for the Bearing Journal presenting some novel experiments carried out jointly with MEGT. The paper investigated which different electromechanical loads on a rolling bearing cause specific damage and to what extent this damage can be detected by means of impedance measurements on the running bearing.

 

For the experiments, flucon’s new E-Lub Tester was used, which can both determine the complex resistance of a lubricated and running bearing and generate current breakdowns in it by selectively applying a variable common-mode voltage.

By varying speed, force, temperature, and even electrical load, the E-Lub Tester can be used to mimic real operating conditions of electric drives to investigate the detrimental effects of current passage in the rolling bearing and use impedance measurement to assess lubrication condition and lubricant performance.

 

 

As development manager for the E-Lub Tester, Josephine Klingebiel had the privilege of presenting our results to the interested panel of experts in Würzburg.

You can read Ms. Klingebiel’s slide set here.

After the event, a joint dinner provided free time to exchange technical details and make new contacts in a cozy, summery atmosphere.

 

We are already looking forward to the next event!

 

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