Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG

Rolling Bearing Lubrication

Tribology Basics - Rolling Bearing Damage - Rolling Bearing Service Life


08.12. – 09.12.2020


08.12.2020, 10:00-17:45
09.12.2020, 08:30-16:45


Lyoner Strasse 18
60528 Frankfurt am Main





Price (excl. VAT)

Standard : 1,250.00 €
FVA Members : 950.00 €
VDMA Members : 950.00 €
GfT-Mitglieder: 950.00 €


Rolling bearings are one of the most important, but also one of the most sensitive, machine elements. Rolling bearings are used wherever rotating elements must transmit forces reliably and with low friction. In practice, rolling bearings are confronted with a large number of different lubricants. Lubricants are not always considered as a decisive design element for reliable and economical bearing performance. The wide range of operating conditions leads to a large number of rolling bearing designs with very different tribological contact conditions. Exact knowledge of the different bearing types, their tribological contact conditions, and their respective operating conditions is a prerequisite for being able to accurately describe the lubricant requirements and select optimum bearings and lubricants.

Target Audience

Designers, developers, engineers, technicians, consultants, and users in all areas of mechanical, plant, and equipment engineering as well as the lubricant industry

Main Topics

•    Tribology basics 
•    Rolling bearing friction
•    Rolling bearing types, applications, and tribological requirements
•    Rolling bearing cages and their tribological requirements
•    Lubricants, lubricant supply, and lubrication methods for rolling bearings
•    Rolling bearing damage 
•    Rolling bearing service life
•    Tribological test for rolling bearing lubricants 
•    Special topics 
•    New requirements for rolling bearings and their lubrication, current developments and trends 


The course provides basic knowledge of tribology and rolling bearing technology to enable participants to select optimal bearing types and appropriate lubricants, depending on the application. This knowledge can be used to avoid errors during the operation, maintenance, and repair of rolling bearings. Participants will learn how to determine suitable lubricants for operation and exclude unsuitable lubricants with certainly. Examples of specific applications and presentation of suitable and important tribological tests of lubricants for use in rolling bearings round off the information provided in the course.


Jens Beck


Dr. Markus Grebe

Kompetenzzentrum Tribologie, Hochschule Mannheim (KTM)


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Poll

Leibnitz Universität Hannover, IMKT

Dipl.-Ing. Frank Reichmann

Carl Bechem GmbH

Dr.-Ing. Christian Seyfert

Fuchs Schmierstoffe GmbH

Dipl.-Ing. Christian Specht

Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG