Carter specialises in cryogenic bearing solutions with proprietary cryogenic manufacturing and quality system to test and validate every bearing. 

At extreme temperatures, cryogenic applications demand the most of all their components, especially bearings. As systems approach absolute zero (0 °K), the ability to utilize liquid lubrication becomes increasingly challenging and specialist options must be introduced. Standard 52100 steel bearings will offer poor performance resulting in short service life, unexpected premature failure or even initial machine seizure. We have proven solutions. 

Cryogenic testing of bearings for use in Liquid Hydrogen, Liquid Nitrogen, Liquid Natural Gas, and other cryo pumps is carried out by highly skilled technicians at Carter Manufacturing Limited. In order to maximize performance of your cryogenic bearing, the support of experienced suppliers can prove vital.


Carter Manufacturing has decades of experience dealing with extremely low temperature bearing applications in the cryogenics sector through UNASIS Special Environment Bearings. As proud members of the British Cryogenic Council, Carter employees have extensive application understanding and can draw on a vast resource of information to help you solve your cryogenic bearing problems.


A common problem with bearing design and selection is clearance control within the bearing assembly. The coefficient of thermal expansion mismatch between the housing, bearing and shaft can eliminate the bearing clearance rendering the bearing useless. Therefore it is imperative to collaborate with bearing experts, like Carter Manufacturing representing UNASIS Bearings, with thousands of successful projects which positively influence their bearing design.


Decades of experience supplying cryogenic bearings into the most extreme environments.

Stock availability or competitive delivery time of proprietary cryogenically stabilized bearings.

Utilization of the best materials in the market.

Novel cage designs which drastically improve performance and lifetime characteristics.

Custom designs capabilities to ensure each customer gets a solution that outperforms any other supplier.

Full technical support with immediate response time.

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