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Current Online Seminar Program


Our online seminar program takes place over Zoom.

Fall 2022

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New times for Fall 2022:

  • 15:00 Central European Time (German)
  • 9:00 Central European Time / 15:00 China Standard Time (English)
  • 17:00 Central European Time / 11:00 Eastern Daylight Time (English)

Basics of Bearing Technology

(Full package: $560 | Individual sessions: $225)

Part 1 (free): Introduction

20. September 2022

  • Bearing types
  • Cages
  • Bearing arrangements
  • Interfaces (design requirements)

Part 2: Properties I

27. September 2022

  • Tolerances (clearance, precision, etc.)
  • Lubrication (grease and oil)
  • Materials

Part 3: Properties II

04. October 2022

  • Internal geometry (profiling, osculation)
  • Life calculation according to ISO 281
  • Sample inspection (including quick testing)

Part 4: Bearing Installation and Sealing

11. October 2022

  • Best installation practices
  • General sealing methods
  • Sealing properties and requirements

Part 5: Preventive Maintenance

18. October 2022

  • Oil sample analysis
  • Regular inspection and endoscopy
  • Condition monitoring by vibration measurement

Application Engineering

(Full package: $350 | Individual sessions; $225)

Part 1: Advanced Bearing Calculation

05. October 2022

  • General design recommendations
  • Grease lubrication
  • Example: Electric motor with belt drive
  • Example: Helical gearbox, consideration of local stresses

Part 2: Acceleration on Bearings

12. October 2022

  • Planetary gearboxes & eccentric rotors
  • Cages exposed to vibrations
  • Failure modes, design and testing methods

Bearing Supplier Development

(Full package: $450 | Individual sessions: $225)

Part 1 (free): Introduction

25. October 2022

  • Motivation
  • Definition of quality levels

Part 2: Quality Specification

01. November 2022

  • Quality characteristics
  • Technical description

Part 3: Production

08. November 2022

  • Approach during factory visits and audits
  • Requirements for the documentation of production

Part 4: Quality Control

15. November 2022

  • Methods for sample inspection and incoming control
  • Approach for initial approval
  • Concepts for quality control

Failure Analysis

(Full package: $450 | Individual sessions: $225)

Part 1 (free): Introduction

26. October 2022

  • Methods for inspection
  • Examples of failures related to poor lubrication
  • Premature failure due to contamination

Part 2: Faulty Bearings

02. November 2022

  • Typical failure patterns of faulty bearings related to:
  • Crowning
  • Cracks
  • Poor material
  • Undercuts

Part 3: Electricity

09. November 2022

  • Electric erosion
  • White etching cracks

Part 4: Additional Causes for Failure

16. November 2022

  • Premature failure due to faulty installation
  • Improper fits
  • Shape errors of surrounding parts
  • Cage fracture

Spring 2023

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Times for Spring 2023:

  • 15:00 Central European Time (German)
  • 9:00 Central European Time / 15:00 China Standard Time (English)
  • 17:00 Central European Time / 11:00 Eastern Daylight Time (English)

Basics of Bearing Technology

(Full package: $560 | Individual sessions: $225)

Part 1 (free): Introduction

28. February 2023

  • Bearing types
  • Cages
  • Bearing arrangements
  • Interfaces (design requirements)

Part 2: Properties I

07. March 2023

  • Tolerances (clearance, precision, etc.)
  • Lubrication (grease and oil)
  • Materials

Part 3: Properties II

14. March 2023

  • Internal geometry (profiling, osculation)
  • Life calculation according to ISO 281
  • Sample inspection (including quick testing)

Part 4: Bearing Installation and Sealing

21. March 2023

  • Best installation practices
  • General sealing methods
  • Sealing properties and requirements

Part 5: Preventive Maintenance

29. March 2023

  • Oil sample analysis
  • Regular inspection and endoscopy
  • Condition monitoring by vibration measurement

Application Engineering

(Full package: $350 | Individual sessions; $225)

Part 1: Advanced Bearing Calculation

22. March 2023

  • General design recommendations
  • Grease lubrication
  • Example: Electric motor with belt drive
  • Example: Helical gearbox, consideration of local stresses

Part 2: Acceleration on Bearings

29. March 2023

  • Planetary gearboxes & eccentric rotors
  • Cages exposed to vibrations
  • Failure modes, design and testing methods

Bearing Supplier Development

(Full package: $450 | Individual sessions: $225)

Part 1 (free): Introduction

09. May 2023

  • Motivation
  • Definition of quality levels

Part 2: Quality Specification

16. May 2023

  • Quality characteristics
  • Technical description

Part 3: Production

23. May 2023

  • Approach during factory visits and audits
  • Requirements for the documentation of production

Part 4: Quality Control

30. May 2023

  • Methods for sample inspection and incoming control
  • Approach for initial approval
  • Concepts for quality control

Failure Analysis

(Full package: $450 | Individual sessions: $225)

Part 1 (free): Introduction

10. May 2023

  • Methods for inspection
  • Examples of failures related to poor lubrication
  • Premature failure due to contamination

Part 2: Faulty Bearings

17. May 2023

  • Typical failure patterns of faulty bearings related to:
  • Crowning
  • Cracks
  • Poor material
  • Undercuts

Part 3: Electricity

24. May 2023

  • Electric erosion
  • White etching cracks

Part 4: Additional Causes for Failure

31. May 2023

  • Premature failure due to faulty installation
  • Improper fits
  • Shape errors of surrounding parts
  • Cage fracture