Machine Tools
Precise, durable and low-maintenance solutions for Machine tool systems
Schaeffler’s INA and FAG brand products in the bearing arrangements of rotary tables, feed spindles, main spindles, and linear axes, have been world leaders for many decades. Precise and durable, low-maintenance and immediately ready to install: From consultation to service, Schaeffler has an extensive and well-balanced product range available for all bearing arrangements in machine tools.
The service partnership is reinforced by IDAM direct drive specialists, which now makes it possible to implement application-optimized complete solutions for rotary and linear movements as well. This opens up completely new technical and economical design options for the manufacturers of machines and subsystems, along with considerable advantages in the time and process chain.


A machine tool’s sequences of movements are not perfect until you have the right bearing arrangement. For decades now, Schaeffler has been collaborating closely with the manufacturers of machines and systems for a wide variety of industries. This fruitful partnership has produced numerous product developments. The result is invariably tailor-made application solutions that make the machines faster, more precise, and safer – in short, more cost-effective. As always, this directly leads to considerable performance increases and unique selling points for our customers with our “ready-to-fit” products; after all, these compact, ready-to-install bearings are used according to the simple principle: unpack, screw on, use.
In addition to bearing support for subsystems, however, the integration of important functions – such as measuring, sealing, lubricating, braking, etc. – in the components themselves is becoming more and more important for optimizing the complete machine tool system. Our product range provides you with perfect coverage for all machine tool applications:
  • Rotary table bearings
  • Feed spindle bearings
  • Main spindle bearings
  • Direct drive solutions
  • Linear guidance systems


Schaeffler covers nearly all rolling bearing applications in machine tools with its product range. Our product philosophy is “ready-to-fit”: ready-to-install, harmonized bearing and drive units for machine tools that you only need to screw on. Our products:
  • INA monorail guidance system
  • INA screw drive bearings
  • INA precision bearings for combined loads
  • INA yoke type and stud type track rollers
  • INA direct drives
  • FAG main spindle bearing arrangement