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Ceramic Bearings

Ceramic bearings are on the cutting-edge of specialist bearings. Every year, more developments and advancements in technology allow these bearings to increase performance and reduce in manufacturing costs. The range of benefits cannot be understated from creating unparalleled corrosion resistant bearings to offering extreme high temperature bearings. They can operate without lubrication with some of the lowest possible torque values.

 

Our bearings are available in all popular metric and imperial sizes and can be custom designed and manufactured with unique requirements. Each bearing arrangement can be tailored to the application at hand. Ball selection for a range of internal clearance options (C3-C5) along with custom cage design with exotic materials is available to you.

 

Each ceramic bearing material can offer different advantages so please explore our options. Our bearing engineers are always available for tailored application specific technical support so please get in touch.

ADVANTAGES

Lubrication Free


Ceramics are non-ferrous materials that do not micro-weld when in contact with themselves. This allows ceramic bearings to run without lubrication.

Low Density


Many ceramics have low density which can significantly reduce the weight of the assembly. Silicon nitride and silicon carbide are among the lightest of ceramics while zirconia has a similar mass to stainless steel.

Corrosion Resistance


Ceramic bearings do not corrode in the same way to bearing steel when exposed to water or other hazardous chemicals. In many circumstances, they exhibition extraordinary resistance to chemically-corrosive environments.

Non-Magnetic


Ceramics are non-metallic, nonferrous materials which eliminates any magnetism in the system.

Electrical Insulators


The lack of free electrons in most ceramics atomic composition make ceramic bearings highly resistance to electric flow.

High Hardness


Most ceramics are off the charts in terms of Rockwell hardness at between 70-90 HRC.

High Elastic Modulus


With very high relative elastic modulus, ceramic bearings are resistance to shape change with applied loads. This improves wear resistance characteristics.

Extreme Temperatures


Ceramic bearings typically behave in a stable manner at high temperatures providing a comparatively low thermal expansion to bearing steel. It takes much more energy to impact the bond length in ceramics. This makes them suitable to both extreme low and high temperatures.

Lubrication Free
Low Density
Corrosion Resistance
Non-Magnetic
Electrical Insulators
High Hardness
High Elastic Modulus
Extreme Temperatures

COMPARATIVE CHARTS

Temperature

Density

Hardness

Expansion

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Carter adds value with an extensive range of technical bearing services conducted by our world-class bearing engineers.

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