Rolling bearings used in mining operations must operate in some of the harshest conditions on (and under) the earth. These unyielding operating and environmental conditions subject mining equipment to high loads, requiring robust and reliable bearings. Schaeffler has been able to increase the operational reliability and service life of its INA and FAG bearings through continuous research and development involving manufacturers and operators. In terms of total cost of ownership (TCO), Schaeffler engineers consider the entire life cycle of a machine in their calculations, resulting in longer operating life and fewer unplanned downtimes. These solutions help operators increase machine availability, achieve verifiable savings, and help reduce overall costs. The Schaeffler Group offers the right solution for every application.