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Carter exhibits at Hannover Messe 2017

Carter Stand Hannover Messe 2017

Carter has had another successful exhibition at Hannover Messe 2017. This year there were 6,500 exhibitors with 225,000 visitors and over 1,500 professional lectures. In the Motion, Drive and Automation fair, Carter promoted our specialist bearing ranges with great interest. This year we focused on our newest product ranges of Napoleon Engineering Services custom aerospace bearings […]

Aerospace bearing installation tools critical for safe flight

UNASIS Portable Roll Stake Tri Roller Swaging Tool

In order to exploit the full potential that bearings have to offer, they must be correctly installed by using the appropriate tools. The repercussions of a poorly mounted bearing can be catastrophic says Martin Wakelin, Sales Director at Carter Manufacturing Limited. The correct installation of bearings can save time and dramatically increase the life of […]

Designing with Hybrid Bearings

Hybrid Bearing PEEK cage

If extreme speeds, temperatures and lifetimes interest you, then you’re at the right place. Erick Sloan from Carter Manufacturing Limited writes a follow up to designing with ceramic bearings, as an Engineer’s guide to designing with hybrid bearings. Figure 1: Example of hybrid bearing for a cryogenic application We will discuss the advantages and disadvantages […]

New European distribution agreement will mean faster lead times for low volume custom engineered aerospace bearings

Aerospace Custom Bearing

Carter Manufacturing Limited  has signed a distribution agreement with US custom bearing specialist Napoleon Engineering Services (NES)  to provide custom engineered bearings in small order quantities and on fast lead times to the aerospace industry and other markets in Europe. Based in Olean, NY, USA, NES specialises in the manufacture of custom bearings, as well […]

Carter Showcases Bearing Advancements at Drives and Controls Exhibition 2016


The time has come again for the famous Drives and Control Exhibition (NEC Birmingham, 12-14 April 2016). Many of the UK’s leading companies within the Automation, Motion Engineering and Power Transmission industries will demonstrate their latest technology and advancements while giving opportunities to connect with strategic industry suppliers. The exhibition attracts significantly more attention every year […]

Precision thin section bearings from Carter ensure rigidity and repeatability of camera motion control rigs

Pictured: the SFH50 camera head from MRMC

A UK-based designer and manufacturer of robotic motion control systems for live broadcast, film and photography applications, is utilising Silverthin® precision thin section bearings from Carter Manufacturing on a variety of its robotic motion control camera rigs. The thin section bearings are playing a key role in ensuring the overall system rigidity and repeatability of […]

Designing with Ceramic Bearings

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Do you know when and why to use ceramic bearings? You’re about to. It is very important to understand the advantages and disadvantages of ceramic bearings before designing them into your application. This article will highlight the pros and cons, outline the common ceramic bearing materials and touch upon a few of the endless applications […]

Silverthin™ Releases New Slewing Rings & Pinions Catalogue

Silverthin Slewing Bearing

Silverthin™ Slewing Ring Bearings Silverthin™ Bearing Group, manufacturer of precision thin section bearings,  has finally released it’s much anticipated slewing rings and pinions catalogue. A slewing bearing, commonly known as a turntable bearing, is typically a high capacity bearing used for significant axial and moment loads at minimal speeds.  Slewing bearings are known for their compact […]

Each Moment is Important to Us! Accounting for Moment Loads with Thin-Section Bearings


Radial, Axial and Moment Loads There are three main loads to consider when selecting a bearing in any engineering application: radial, axial (or thrust) and moment loads.   A radial load is any force applied perpendicular to the center axis of an object, an axial load acts parallel to the center axis of an object […]

Hannover 2015 MDA (Motion, Drives and Automation) exhibition show review

Carter Bearings stand at Hannover Messe 2014

The Hannover MDA (Motion, Drives and Controls) exhibition is held every 2 years in Hannover, Germany. The 2015 show attracted over 6500 exhibitors from 70 countries which allowed them to showcase their products and services to the 220 000 people that visited the show this year. An amazing 70 000 visitors attended from outside of […]

An Insight Into the Effect of Precision Class in Thin Section Bearings


USA Thin Section Bearing manufacturer Silverthin Precision Bearings part of Mechatronics Inc provides an insight into the effect of Precision Class in Thin Section Bearings. What are ABEC / ISO and DIN grades? ABEC stands for Annular Bearing Engineering Committee. ABEC is part of the American Bearing Manufacturers Association, which acts as the official governing […]

Success for Carter Manufacturing at Drives and Controls Show 2014

Carter Stand Drives & Controls 2014

Another successful show for Carter Manufacturing at Drives and Controls exhibition 2014 held recently at the National Exhibition Center in Birmingham. The Drives and Controls Show 2014 at Birmingham’s NEC hosted a total of 12,793 visitors, and increase of almost 15% on the previous year. Show visitors were interested by the comprehensive range of specialist […]

Carter Manufacturing Limited Continues to Deliver “Made in the USA” Silverthin Precision Thin Section Bearings

Silverthin Precision Thin Section Bearings Open

Carter Manufacturing Limited continues to deliver “Made in the USA” Silverthin Precision Thin Section Bearings offering customers Strength, Reliability, and Flexibility Carter Manufacturing has many years’ experience in solving bearings problems for the most complex applications and our project record has included a vast array of different industries and applications. Carter is focused on solving […]

Drives and Controls Show Preview

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The industry famous Drives and Controls exhibition will take place between 8-14 April in NEC, Birmingham. The exhibition has long been the key exhibition to visit for those involved in the manufacturing, refurbishment, and maintenance industries. With the latest technology available in the world of bearings, motors, drives, sensors, inverters, and more, the show offers […]

Carter Manufacturing Supplies Ceramic UNASIS Bearings for High-Tech Spectroscopy Research


Cooperation between Carter Manufacturing Limited, UK and HZB, a high-tech research center in Germany and leads to the development of new technology in the field of spectroscopy. Since this area of research requires vacuum environment and cryogenic temperatures, Carter Bearings supported the project of HZB with the supply of UNASIS Ceramic bearings, that are perfectly […]

Creating the Hamster Wheel of Death

Carter Manufacturing helped to the create the Hamster Wheel of Death

Spinal cord injuries can drastically alter the way of life of those that suffer them and investment in technology to aid research in the area is vital. Carter Manufacturing was approached by a customer to help create a new technology, now known affectionately as the Hamster Wheel of Death by the scientists and engineers who […]

Visit us at Drives & Controls 2014 for a chance to win a new iPad

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Carter Manufacturing are pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at the 2014 Drives & Controls show. If you are involved in manufacturing, refurbishment or maintenance then you should visit Drives and Controls 2014 (NEC Birmingham, 8-10 April 2014). Entry is free of charge and once inside you’ll find the show covers the very […]

Carter Manufacturing custom Stainless Steel Slewing Bearing after use in an Ultra High Vacuum for 6 years.

ISIS Target Station 2 building progress, WISH beamline, 20th Jan

Carter Manufacturing custom Collimator Carrousel Bearing is still going strong after 6 years under extreme Ultra High Vacuum environmental conditions. Carter Manufacturing got involved with the project back in April 2007 when approached by a world leading ion beam research laboratory in Oxfordshire to design and supply a bespoke non magnetic stainless steel slewing ring […]

Drayson Racing take podium finish at Goodwood Hillclimb


Drayson Racing secured a podium spot at the Goodwood Festival of Speed weekend, with a third place finish for the all-electric B12 69/EV. It was the electric hypercar’s first high-profile run since it broke the FIA World Electric Land Speed Record for sub-1000kg cars (subject to FIA approval) three weeks ago with Lord Drayson at […]

UNASIS Hybrid Bearings WIN Red Bull Soapbox Derby

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UNASIS Hybrid & Ceramic Bearings help Team Spitphya win Red Bull Soapbox Derby. Red Bull Soapbox Race is an international event in which amateur drivers race homemade soapbox vehicles. Each hand-made machine is fueled by nothing but sheer courage and the force of gravity. This unique, non-motorised racing event challenges both experienced racers and amateurs alike […]

Drayson Racing Electric Car sets new Land Speed Record


Drayson Racing Technologies achieves a new electrical land speed record at 204.2mph. Taking place at RAF Elvington in Yorkshire the Drayson B12 69/EV vehicle hit a top speed of 204.2mph (328.6km/h) smashing the previous 175mph record which was set by Battery Box General Electric in 1974. Lord Drayson himself was sat at the wheel whilst […]

Carter achieve AS9120 Rev A and ISO9001:2008 Re-Certification


Carter receives AS9120 Rev A upgrade and re-certification. Carter Manufacturing Limited is proud to announce that aerospace AS9120 Rev A re-certification has recently been achieved under the ISOQAR Ltd (UKAS approved board of inspection). The re-certification is one which re-affirms Carter Manufacturing Limited’s commitment in the European defense and aerospace market sectors. In conjunction Carter […]

Carter partners with Drayson Racing Technologies

Carter and Drayson Partnership

Carter are proud partners with Drayson Racing Technologies. For a few years now Carter have been involved in supplying various bearing products such as hybrid and ceramic bearings as well as aerospace bearings to the motorsport industry and during the past year we have become a proud partner with Drayson Racing Technologies and the development […]

Thank You to All Those Who Visited us at Hannover Messe 2013

Hannover Karl, Martin & Ed

Carter Manufacturing Ltd would like to thank the enormous number of people who took time out of their busy schedules to visit our stand. Carter Manufacturing Ltd was situated in a prime location close to the main entrance of hall 20 and as a result experienced large footfall. Carter was the first bearing company the […]

Carter to Exhibit at Hannover Messe 2013

Carter Manufacturing at Hannover Messe 2013

Carter Manufacturing Ltd is to exhibit at the world renowned Hannover Messe industrial Fair from the 8th to the 12th of April. Carter Manufacturing Ltd is to be exhibiting from the Monday the 8th of April to Friday the 12th April located in hall 20 at stand C22. Widely regarded as the world’s biggest and […]

Hybrid Ceramic Bearings to Solve Cryogenic Problem

UNASIS Hybrid Angular Contact Ball Bearing in Liquid Nitrogen

Carter Manufacturing Ltd has solved a cryogenic bearing application problem with hybrid angular contact bearing that run within liquid nitrogen. Carter Manufacturing Ltd, in conjunction with our manufacturing partners Isisz International, has been involved with cryogenic bearing applications for many years and have gained a great deal of knowledge on the uses of rolling element […]

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