DEVA stands for unequaled products of outstanding quality. We have been supporting our customers with their sliding bearing applications for over 85 years.
The DEVA brand's maintenance-free, self-lubricating sliding bearings can be found in innumerable constructions. Our teams of expert engineers, technicians, designers, and specialists will find the right sliding bearing solution for your project together with you.
As a strong partner, DEVA supplies you with everything from a single source! We stand by your side in each project phase with advice, analysis, concept development, and validation up to and including bench tests.
Consulting & Concept
Analysis & Testing
Tribological testing of maintenance-free bearings is indispensable due to the fact that simulations for friction and wear in solid-to-solid and mixed friction have not yet been adequately researched.
On our test benches, we test our sliding materials in accordance with DIN ISO 7148-1 and 7148-2 on bushings, plates, and pin-on-disk specimens to determine tribological performance. We also offer customer-oriented tribological tests in addition to fundamental analyses and the collection of basic data.
Chemical and metallographic analysis methods not only are used in our quality assurance but also help us to develop materials or damage analyses.
Wet chemical analysis, dynamic differential calorimetry, and digital microscopy are just some of the numerous methods available to us for dedicated material analysis. Alongside our chemical laboratory, which is focused on inorganic chemistry, we also offer diverse microscopic methods as well as nondestructive and destructive material testing. These tests are used both for daily quality control and also for customer- and application-oriented investigations, damage analyses or material certification in accordance with DIN EN 10204.
The finite element method (FEM) offers an essential added value in terms of strength analysis when designing sliding bearings.
The calculations offer us a range of design engineering insights and approaches so that we can manufacture the best possible products for you. FEM is an important element for verifying our products against our customers' requirements. Load peaks in the bearing can be reduced, faults that have been found can be rectified, and their causes can be eliminated, thus enabling us to constantly develop innovative and valid concepts.
Here, functional capability and reliability are by chance but by design.
At DEVA, each product undergoes an individual service life assessment process at the hands of our engineers. This is based on the friction and wear data collected on our test benches. Since the results of tests conducted under ideal conditions are only able to represent partial scenarios, we additionally benefit from our vast wealth of experience in various industrial sectors. We achieve unparalleled reliability in the design of sliding bearing systems thanks to this combination of tests, analyses, and field studies.
When cooperating with DEVA, everything revolves around your individual sliding bearing project. Without compromise. On an equal footing. Solution-oriented. Benefit from our excellent services in every phase:
Developing sliding bearings for demanding requirement profiles is what we do, and this has been true for over 85 years. Our customers particularly benefit from DEVA's extensive experience, because the more difficult a tribological task is, the more important comprehensive expertise becomes. We would like to share this knowledge with you, because we prefer to work with you rather than for you.
By actively involving our customers in development and installation processes, we make sure that our sliding bearing solution meets each and every one of your requirements.
DEVA materials have always proved themselves where other bearing types reach their limits. This is due, on the one hand, to the underlying material concepts and, on the other hand, to our corporate DNA: We think in terms of solutions.
The wide range of DEVA material systems forms an outstanding basis for bespoke, specific solutions and, like all of our sliding bearing technology, is constantly being evolved.
We collect all of the data needed to fully understand your application in an in-depth on-site analysis. Consisting of globally operating bearing specialists, our sales team works closely together with you and is on hand to answer your questions at any time.
Instead of issuing unilateral specifications, we aim to achieve profitable cooperation and combine your framework conditions with our knowledge of sliding bearings to come up with the optimal solution.
Our aim is to guarantee that you can use your DEVA sliding bearing solutions safely and without problems in the long term. This is why the installation and inspection of your sliding bearings are integral elements of our DEVA services. Thanks to our wealth of experience and technical expertise, the installation of sliding bearings even in highly complex cases is routine for our team rather than a rare occurrence. This is also true of regular inspections. Our teams of specialists look after your plant from the word go and are there whenever you need them.