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22.04.2020 - 21:22

ZKL expands its portfolio of wind power products. Currently, 240/850EW33MH bearings for 2.5 MW wind power plants are in the prototype production phase. These bearings are heading to China, where they will be fitted on the main shaft of wind farms.

Drive-train configuration is different compared to other customers. The main shaft torque is still transmitted to the generator via planetary gearbox, however main bearing is only one and bears both – radial and thrust loads. This type of drive-train configuration is known as a “three-point suspension”.

09.04.2020 - 09:27

Dear Business Partners!

Although this year's holidays will be different from the usual Easter celebrations, we wish you to spend it in peace and health in your family circle. May the Easter holiday fill you with optimism and bring us hope for an early, brighter future. May this be a healthy and peaceful Easter.

Your ZKL team

31.03.2020 - 00:00

Nowadays, the increasing emphasis is placed on the use of principles of production management according to industry standards 4.0. One such principle is also the use of digitalization of production control with the MES system. A pilot project was launched at ZKL Brno plant, in which automatic data collection from the most busy machines was introduced. Specifically, these are lathes and grinders for the production of large-size bearings.

20.03.2020 - 01:00

In today's difficult situation caused by the spreading Coronavirus infection, we are doing everything we can to be a reliable partner for our customers. In all companies of the ZKL Group, we have therefore set preventive measures aimed at protecting the health of our employees and thus the functioning of the whole company. The health of our employees is the most important to us, so we constantly monitor the situation and make decisions to improve it.

04.03.2020 - 09:45

We would like to invite you to visit us at the largest agricultural trade fair in Argentina - Expoagro. You can find us in the booth nr. M07, tent II from 10th to 13th March 2020. Colleges from our Latam subsidiary ZKL Rodamientos SA are looking forward to meeting you.

20.02.2020 - 09:19

ZKL Group has produced its largest thrust spherical roller bearing 294/950EM NF in the Brno production plant and thus expanded its range of large-scale bearings for the energy industry. This bearing will be installed in the air pre-heater of a thermal power plant in Asia. The outer ring of the bearing measures 1 600 mm. The weight of the bearing is 3 t, with a single rolling element weighing 40 kg.

10.01.2020 - 16:07

In 2019 the ZKL Brno machine park was strengthened with a new BB 400ST CNC tipless grinder. Thanks to its innovative design, it enables the grinding of the shells of two rolling elements in one operation. The dimensions of these rolling elements range from a diameter of 50 mm to a diameter of 400 mm, with the heaviest rolling element weighing up to 40 kilograms. This machine will be fully used for the production of rolling elements within the program of large-scale bearing production of the ZKL Group.

13.12.2019 - 16:20

On Monday December 9, 2019 a new representative office of our Master Distributor in India ZKL Bearings (India) Pvt. Ltd was inaugurated. CEO of ZKL Group Mr. Jiří Prášil, Executive Director of ZKL Bearings CZ Mr. Jiří Prášil Jr. and Area Sales Manager Zdeněk Jareš were present at this great event.


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