What is the Industry 4.0 ?
The so-called Industry 4.0 is a division based on different stages of industrial development. According to the current consensus, Industry 1.0 is the age of steam engines, Industry 2.0 is the era of electrification, Industry 3.0 is the era of information, and Industry 4.0 is the use of information The era of industrialization technology to promote industrial change is also the era of intelligence.
This concept first appeared in Germany and was officially launched at the Hannover Messe in 2013. Its core purpose is to improve the competitiveness of German industry and to take the lead in the new round of industrial revolution. Subsequently, the German government was included in one of the top ten future projects proposed in the "German 2020 High Technology Strategy." The project is jointly funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Research and the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. The investment is estimated to be 200 million Euros. The aim is to improve the intelligence level of the manufacturing industry, establish a smart factory with adaptability, resource efficiency and genetic engineering, and integrate customers and business partners in business processes and value processes. Its technical foundation is the network entity system and the Internet of Things.
The so-called Industry 4.0 in Germany refers to the use of the Cyber-Physical System (CPS for short) to digitalize and intelligentize the supply, manufacturing, and sales information in production, and finally achieve a rapid, effective, and personalized product supply.
Now , FAG super-precision Bearings are widely used in Industry 4.0 era , specially used in machine tool CNC .
The Merits of FAG super-precision Bearings in Machine Tool
FAG machine tool bearing is one of the high-quality representative of German FAG bearing products. It brings together the most exquisite design and manufacturing process of FAG since its inception. Bearings have an extraordinary performance which has led FAG to maintain a high share in the world market. The material of German FAG super-precision bearings are selected from high-performance (Cronidur30) special bearing materials and carefully processed using special heat treatment technology. The purpose is to surround FAG ultra-precision bearings with relatively high fatigue life and wear resistance. As long as the appropriate FAG bearing is selected on the machine tool, its service life can be greatly improved, and it is also possible to use it indefinitely. In the new design, a hybrid spindle bearing composed of a steel ring and a ceramic ball is used. With the advantages of high speed, ruggedness, reliability, and longer working life, its applications are becoming more and more widespread. The machine tool has high requirements for the bearing capacity and speed capability of the bearing. To this end, FAG have developed a special X-life hybrid bearing made of high-performance steel and ceramic balls. High-precision single-row and double-row cylindrical roller bearings can be smoothly compensated for length by the raceway and rollers, so they are ideal for floating bearings. This bearing arrangement has high radial stiffness, high load carrying capacity and high running accuracy. Two-way thrust angular contact ball bearings 2344 series are used as high-rigidity thrust bearings. At this time, the cylindrical roller bearing series NN30 is used to bear radial forces.