Bearing training tailored to suit customer needs


Schaeffler UK has released its new technical training course programme for 2015. Courses offered include one-, two- and three-day training for managers, engineers and technicians involved in the selection, operation and maintenance of rolling bearings, as well as condition monitoring, vibration analysis, bearing failure analysis and mounting of rolling bearings. Courses can also be tailored to meet customer’s precise requirements.

Schaeffler UK offers a broad mix of training courses at basic and advanced levels to suit all delegates’ skill levels. Courses include: introduction to rolling bearings; rolling bearing technology; rolling bearing lubrication; rolling bearing failure analysis; rolling bearing mounting; bearings for electric motors; introduction to condition monitoring; vibration analysis (Levels 1 and 2); and Detector III (Schaeffler’s handheld vibration monitoring device).

Training is delivered by qualified Schaeffler engineers with many years’ experience in the design, application and operation of rolling element bearings. Schaeffler specialists in vibration analysis and condition monitoring also provide support and share their technical expertise with course delegates.

Dr Steve Lacey, Engineering Manager at Schaeffler UK, commented: “The content of our training courses is continually updated in order to reflect the latest developments in rolling bearing technology and condition monitoring. In addition, customers are not restricted to the published programme of courses. While we provide standard modules for ease of selection, we are happy to discuss the customer’s requirements and tailor the course accordingly. For example, we can provide a combined course that includes content from rolling bearing technology, rolling bearing lubrication and bearing failure analysis modules, rolled into one bespoke course.”

Training courses are held either at the UK Schaeffler Technology Centre in Sutton Coldfield or at the customer’s site. The centre is equipped to provide both classroom-based and practical hands-on training for customers from every industry sector and at all skill levels, from maintenance fitters to designers of complex rotating equipment.