Wednesday 25th October 2023, 2pm BST | 3pm CET
Join Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology International and Heraeus for their first webinar
Rolling bearings are components whose optimization represents a challenge in development and application. In particular, the monitoring of lubrication and the prevention of current-related damage offer significant potentials.
Driven by the need to omit fossil fuels, electrification of power trains is further speeding up.
While electrified powertrains have been near omnipresent in trains and streetcars, electrification of heavy-duty vehicles and private cars is now significantly picking up.
This development is creating new challenges for the various bearing types used in the power trains and motors, as high voltages and the corresponding currents cause a variety of new bearing failures. These failures are in addition to the already known bearing failures.
This webinar will give a brief overview of bearing types and typical failures, using a streetcar example for better illustration. It will explore into solutions to avoid these failures with a focus on ceramic coatings.
Learn how the ceramic coatings by Aerosol Deposition are superior to those by Atmospheric Plasma Spraying. Furthermore, due to their physical properties, ceramic coatings by Aerosol deposition are also key to preventing bearing failures that are not related to electrification.
They enable real-time monitoring of the lubricant. This predictive maintenance approach reduces unpredicted downtime and allows the full use of a bearing lifetime.