Forum B - Building Blocks for Conventional and Electric AWD Systems

Erik Schuster

11:30 - 12:00 | Transfer Case Oils – how to master the challenge of multifunctional Gear Lubricants

Dr. Erik Schuster | Team leader F&E Automotive - Gear and shock absorber oils, Fuchs Schmierstoffe GmbH

• FUCHS a Lubricant company
• Variety of Automotive Lubricants
• Composition of Transmission Oils (Base Oils and Additives)
• Antagonisms during an oil development, visualised with Parts of the Transmission
• Test devices to validate new oil candidates
• Development Process from scratch to commercialised product
• Positive examples of oil developments

Erik Schuster received his diploma in chemistry from University of Heidelberg in 2009. He also completed his doctorate in chemistry at the University of Heidelberg and received his doctorate in 2013. Since then he is part of the FUCHS Schmierstoffe GmbH, where he is team leader for R&D Automotive – Driveline and Shock Absorber Fluids.

Thomas Wolf

12:00 - 12:30 | The rolling bearing in the electrified powertrain – requirements and solutions

Dr. Thomas M. Wolf | Senior Application Engineer, SKF GmbH

• Electric mobility - the powertrain of the future?
• Differences to the traditional powertrain
• Requirements for the rolling bearing
• Product development and bearing design
• Service life and energy efficiency - a contradiction?
• Bearing portfolio of the electrified powertrain

Thomas M. Wolf received his academic degree as a mechanical engineer from the Würzburg University of Applied Sciences in 1983. Then he started his career as a technical sales and product engineer and has more than 30 years of professional experience. In 2018 Thomas M. Wolf received his Master's degree in Application engineering Europe for the car and truck powertrain. His current position is senior applications engineer for rolling bearing production in the automotive sector at SKF Schweinfurt GmbH, where he has worked since 1990.

Mattias Magnusson

12:30 - 1:00 | The sixth generation of integrated AWD Actuators

Mattias Magnusson | BorgWarner

Mattias Magnusson is Product Specialist at BorgWarner, PowerDrive Systems (PDS) in Sweden.
He is responsible for BorgWarner’s Next Generation of AWD Actuators.
Before he started in this role, Mattias held several positions within BorgWarner, including Vehicle Dynamics, Software Design and Technical Project Lead. This background generated wide knowledge at vehicle system level, making great advantages during development of the next generation of actuators.

All lectures will be translated simultaneously in German and English.