Metal Production & Processing
Maximum system availability for critical applications in Metal industry

Hi-performance bearing solutions for extreme conditions

The extreme demands and widely varied operating conditions present a challenge for both, man and machine. Schaeffler collaborates with well-known manufacturers and operators to develop rolling bearings for the steel industry. Tailor-made FAG rolling bearings have proven themselves even in the most critical applications, ensuring maximum system availability thanks to their quality.


The operating conditions of rolling bearings in the steel industry are marked by high temperatures, high speeds, and considerable exposure to contamination and water.

Steel manufacturing

  • Converters
  • Continuous casting machines

Steel forming

  • Hot-Rolling mills for flat products
  • Section mills
  • Wire mills
  • Cold-rolling mills
  • Multi-roll cold-rolling stands
  • Straightening machines


Extensive product ranges for smelting and rolling mills. Schaeffler offers bearing solutions for all bearing positions in systems for producing and forming steel and non-ferrous metals. Schaeffler has extensive expertise thanks to decades of collaboration with system manufacturers and operators. Hundreds of steel mills are profiting from the quality of tailor-made solutions – solutions that make it possible to economically and safely increase production speeds with utmost reliability:
  • Multi-row tapered roller bearings
  • Cylindrical roller bearings (multi-row, full complement)
  • Needle roller bearings
  • Spherical roller bearings
  • Yoke type track rollers
  • Axial bearings
  • Ball bearings
  • Split bearings
  • Housings
  • Spherical plain bearings