Polymer ball bearings
The general requirements for the bearing components used in medical and food technology are extremely high and are subject to high quality standards. For example, in medical diagnostics such as dialysis, it is important to have components that are 100% free of lubricating greases or oils in order to keep the application sterile and clean.
Textile machines and their components are increasingly exposed to heavy loads. This increases the demands on the machines. Vibrations, different operating conditions, constantly changing loads and especially dirt and dust adhesion are challenges faced by plant operators in the textile industry.
An anemometer is an instrument for measuring the speed of a flow field and is used primarily to determine wind speed. The cup anemometer is the most widely used type. It has a vertical axis with three or four cups to catch the wind. What requirements apply to ball bearings in anemometers?
Our test laboratory for polymer ball bearings generates the knowledge essential for refinements and new product designs. There is even more benefit to our customers, since we pool our test results and experience in our online tool. They help in selecting the right product for our customers’ individual applications.
Polymer ball bearings are being used more and more frequently in copy machines. Why? They are lubrication-free, low-maintenance and extremely lightweight. No external lubrication is necessary and contamination of the application environment can be ruled out.