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Ceramic Radial Bearings

Ceramic bearing balls can weigh up to 40% less than steel ones, depending on their size and material. This reduces centrifugal loading and skidding, so hybrid ceramic bearings can operate 20% to 40% faster than conventional bearings. Due to a reduction in loading, it allows the outer race groove to exert less force inward against the ball as the bearing spins. This reduction in force reduces the friction and rolling resistance. The lighter balls allow the bearing to spin faster, and uses less energy to maintain its speed. The process we employ in pressing to maintain uniform pressure across the components assures no variation in density across the inner and outer rings; the preforms are pre-fired to remove binders. The final stage is to Hip the pre-forms or Hot– Isotatic pressing, assuring proper hardness, toughness and minimizing rolling contact fatigue. Our Ceramic bearings allow engineers another resource in designing products or improving existing equipment where high tem-perature, corrosion, friction and contamination must be calculated in the application.

Benefits of Ceramic Bearings

  • High Speed
  • Extended Operating Life
  • High Temperatures
  • Corrosion Resistance
  • High Stiffness
  • Low Torque
Advanced Polymers, Polymer Bearings
  • Light Weight – 60% Lighter than steel
  • Special Properties, non magnetic, electrically insulated
  • Electric motors of various sizes with high speed rotary applications

Applications

  • OEM Applications, appliances, material handling equipment, auto racing
  • High Speed and rigidity, machine tool spindles, two cycle engines
  • Process equipment, vacuum systems, marine service
Advanced Polymers, Polymer Bearings
  • Food processing and packaging equipment including conveying systems use food manufacturing operations
  • Furnaces, heaters and other applications exceeding 500F