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Experts from Schaeffler to speak at the VDI Transmission Congress in Friedrichshafen
(PresseBox) (Herzogenaurach, ) Drivetrain experts from all over the world will meet at Lake Constance on June 19 and 20, 2012. Sector representatives will exchange ideas about the latest transmission concepts during the international VDI congress in Friedrichshafen. Experts from Schaeffler will be among the speakers giving presentations on the main theme "Drivetrains in Vehicles - Light, compact, efficient". In addition to issues relating to transmissions for conventional drivetrains based on internal combustion engines, transmissions for electric and hybrid vehicles will also be on the agenda.

The focus of interest will be on classic Schaeffler issues such as efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions. "It can generally be said that the requirement to increase the efficiency of drivetrains based on internal combustion engines and their increasing hybridization plays into the hands of a drive specialist like us. In addition to products for increasing the efficiency of conventional drivetrains and a range of different hybrid components and systems, we have also got innovative electric drives in our portfolio", says Norbert Indlekofer, Member of the Executive Board responsible for transmission systems at Schaeffler and thereby refers to the eDifferential developed by Schaeffler.

Rolf Najork, Executive Vice President Business Unit E-Mobility, Mechatronics and R&D Transmissions, as well as Member of the Executive Board Automotive at Schaeffler, will give one of the plenary presentations at the VDI congress in Friedrichshafen on the topic "Powertrain 2020 - What's the role of the transmission".

Further speakers and topics:

Ernst Masur, Director Product Design and Product Development at Schaeffler.
Presentation: Increased Transmission Efficiency through the Use of Bearings, Bearing Arrangements and Transmission Components with Optimized Friction and Mass.

Pascal Kohtes, Advanced Development, Shift Systems Product Line at Schaeffler. Co-Author Stanislav Massini
Presentation: Innovative Lightweight Construction in Shifting and Synchronization.

Alexander Pabst, Application and Project Management, Transmission Components Product Line at Schaeffler. Co-Author Frank Beeck
Presentation: Increasing the Performance of Planetary Bearings for Modern Automatic Transmissions.


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