Industry Solutions

Mining & Processing

Innovation plays a crucial role in the mining and processing industry as a tool to optimize efficiency of its processes, minimize costs as well as meet the increasing social and environmental concerns. Technological approaches are also proceeding rapidly in the areas of mining and large conveying systems, development and extraction of crude oil and natural gas, and treatment technology.

With its strategic partnership with Schaeffler, Premier benefits from its research and development and intensive exchange of experiences with manufacturers and operators of machines and systems that have led to greater operational safety and an ever longer operating life of INA and FAG bearings.


Advanced bearings for various systems and machines

The extreme operating and environmental conditions in the systems and machines require extremely robust bearings. Our customers build and operate ore conveyor systems, mines, cement plants, oil platforms, crushing machines, construction machinery, and construction sites.

  • Bucket wheel excavators
  • transport systems
  • Crushers
  • vertical mills
  • tube mills
  • vibrating screens
  • Drilling rig units
  • drilling turbines
  • pipe-laying drums

Standard designs and special bearings

The environment in the systems and machines in the region of raw material extraction and processing are unique for every application. The concepts, designs, and structures mainly depend on the loads, speeds, operating life, and environmental conditions.

For instance, for many applications, the engineer might use rolling bearings of certain types or designs. But, for some applications, he might require special rolling bearings that are developed for specific requirements and specific industries. Schaeffler bearings are manufactured to suit every industry and every application. The largest of Schaeffler’s rolling bearings – used in tunnel boring machines – can have an outside diameter greater than four meters.

  • Standard bearings
  • Special bearings
  • Housing
  • Units

Technical consulting, maintenance solutions, and stock management

Achieving shorter development times requires precision in the process of dimensioning and designing rolling and plain bearings right from the word go. This is also true in the area of raw material extraction and processing. With the know-how of experienced bearing experts right from the development phase, we help our customers save time and money. This is why we offer extensive consulting for designers – from technical literature to our electronic catalog to calculation programs.

Premier provides a wide range of maintenance solutions by Schaeffler for reducing maintenance costs, preventing unplanned downtimes, and increasing machine availability.

Through specially developed stock management, we supply our customers with selected products from the area of raw material extraction and processing. Due to this, we are able to significantly reduce the bearing maintenance costs of our customers and ensure rapid availability at a fair market price.