Schaeffler offers its new “PrecisionDesk” app – which includes services for high-precision rotary and linear bearings and is available free of charge.
This app can be used on mobile end devices with Android, iOS, and Windows operating systems and is designed to help mounting personnel and engineers when selecting bearings and installing components. A new feature of the app is that it allows rolling bearings that are marked with a data matrix code to be checked by simply scanning the data matrix code on the bearing or the bearing packaging. This means that app users can use these data matrix codes to access all of the app’s functions, regardless of whether they are using a smartphone or tablet. A web browser-based solution is also being developed that will allow the customer to make use of all the same functions from their PC using a corresponding handheld scanner.
Applications for high-precision rotary and linear bearings include machine tools and textile and printing machinery as well as food and packaging plants. In the future, options such as directly accessing bearing-specific measurement records for spindle and rotary table bearings and storing them for documentation purposes or sending them using the app will be available. For spindle bearings, it is also possible to generate bearing-specific electronic data records and, via suitable interfaces, to utilize these in logistics systems, for example. The app thus offers Schaeffler customers the opportunity to monitor their own bearing inventory and to increase quality levels in the mounting process through the efficient pairing of bearings and shafts/housings. Catalog information, additional product information, and the Schaeffler library can also be directly accessed using the app, which will initially be available in German and English (further languages are also planned at a later date).