Specialist medical equipment and scientific instrumentation bearings that are ultra-precise with unique materials and space saving capacities

Thin section precision bearings, ceramic and hybrid bearings from Carter have been preferred by many manufacturers of high-technology, leading edge medical and pharmaceutical machinery for years. Carter has bearing engineering experts who are intimately familiar with the needs of OEMs producing a wide variety of medical equipment and hardware.

Design engineers tasked with creating 21st Century medical equipment need to deliver smaller, more compact machines, making them as light and easy to move as possible. The advent of lightweight, super thin section bearings from Carter has heralded a new era of capability for medical equipment designers. Not only are these bearings small and light, they are also super-smooth in operation and extremely precise – critical attributes in an environment where the lives of patients rely on dependable and accurate equipment. Carter’s medical bearing engineers have the answers for design teams that have the bearing challenges in applications such as X-Ray equipment, PET scanners, CT scanners and MRI machines.


The precise nature of medical applications often combined with a requirement for non-magnetic, corrosion resistant and lubrication free bearings makes hybrid and ceramic bearings ideal. These bearings run clean and can undergo harsh sterilisation processes. Ceramic and hybrid bearings are used for frictionless running of blood analysing machines and high-speed centrifuges. Carter offers medial bearing solutions for all these applications and can produce custom bearings specifically to suit your design or application. We have a proven track record of implementing titanium bearings used in prosthetic limbs, ceramic bearings used in blood pumps and a myriad of vacuum compatible bearings for scientific instrumentation and medical research. 

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