18-21 May 2023 Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Schaeffler Advances with the Latest Technologies

Published: February 20, 2019

About Schaeffler

Schaeffler has more than 92,000 employees and approximately 170 locations in 50 countries, with a worldwide network of manufacturing operations, research and development facilities and sales companies. It is one of the world’s largest suppliers of components to manufacturers of cars, commercial vehicles and agricultural machinery.

Discover the Latest in Clutch Bearing Technology – The LuK RepSet SmartTAC Repair Solution

When it comes to fleet operations, it’s all about getting the numbers right and keeping costs as low as possible to remain competitive and be a step ahead.

Fleet operation costs are mainly influenced by service and repairs during a vehicle’s lifetime and include usual repairs due to wear and tear like replacing the clutch system or drivetrain. Besides the repair costs, it is primarily downtime for repairs to the vehicle that is of concern to fleet owners and operators.

For the automotive aftermarket, Schaeffler offers the LuK RepSet SmartTAC a clutch repair solution for commercial vehicles. This system not only makes repairs easy, it is also a technical solution that extends the service life of the vehicle’s operation. A prerequisite for this, however, is that the vehicle is already equipped with a TAC clutch (Travel Adjusted Clutch).

Schaeffler’s goal and top priority in the development of SmartTAC was to ensure less downtime and longer mileage in operation. One development partner is Mercedes-Benz who has been employing the travel-controlled, self-adjusting clutch system as original equipment in their ANTOS and ATEGO truck models since 2014.

FAG Repair Insert Unit (RIU)

Cost savings on wheel bearings are also highlighted at the Schaeffler stand with the FAG Repair Insert Unit (RIU) a unique design sealed wheel bearing for commercial vehicles that is pre-assembled and lubricated for life at the factory that allows mileages up to one million kilometres to be achieved. Lubricated with high-performance grease, the FAG RIU is supplied with a special tool that reduces both mounting errors and fitting time in OE quality.

It is this OE quality from FAG that has made it the brand of choice for vehicle manufacturers for more than 125 years.


See Schaeffler’s FAG SmartSET long life, ready-to-install repair wheel bearing solution for commercial vehicles, buses and trailers. Two pre-assembled wheel bearing units make up the central component with tapered roller bearings embedded in high strength, reinforced fibreglass plastic cage. The ex-works prescribed lubricating grease meets vehicle manufacturer’s specifications including the amount. Talk to the Schaeffler team about these fast to install pre-assembled, pre-greased, precision fit sealed bearings with pre-positioned tapered rollers which eliminate additional turning of the wheel when setting the bearing, for a mistake-free installation.

What to Expect From a Visit to the Schaeffler Stand

At the Schaeffler stand MEZZ153 (on the mezzanine), view the special Schaeffler Glass On-line OEM Truck offering a 360º overview of the wide range of commercial vehicle products with product summaries, exploded views and videos on more than 50 products.

Technical experts will be on hand to talk you through the wide range of Schaeffler products and answer any questions.

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