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

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

Date Published: Apr 27, 2015

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 Germany making it the fastest growing Global exhibition for Motion, Drives and Automation.


Carter Manufacturing Limited was in attendance at the show for the 3rd time located in the main bearing Hall 22, stand B32-1. Show visitors were interested by the comprehensive range of specialist bearing products on show at the Carter Manufacturing Stand. The products generated an unprecedented level of enquiries and enthusiasm, especially the newer technologies such as the large Silverthin 40” Super Precision Thin Section Bearing on display at the front of the stand.


Silverthin precision thin section bearings are manufactured in the United States and conform the strict regulations set out under the Berry amendment. They are available in standard configurations, sealed and unsealed, up to 40 inches in diameter. Standard bearings are stocked or in production to meet customer short lead time requirements. Special bearings are engineered and manufactured up to 40 inches in diameter, some from special materials and coatings to serve the needs of our diverse customer base. 


Silverthin Precision Thin Section Bearings are often used in Hi-Tech equipment and machinery where compact designs and ease of maintenance is key such as rotary polishing equipment, X-ray – MRI, rotary pipe cutting equipment, rotary welding equipment etc. For The bearing width and section (distance from bore to outside diameter) in each series remain constant regardless of the change in bore diameter. Carter Manufacturing Limited is the European Master Distributor for the Silverthin product range and carry a comprehensive stock locally in our UK warehouse. Additionally Silverthin are able to offer bespoke bearing solutions such as ArmorCoat Hybrid Bearings for special environment requirements.


The Unasis ceramic and hybrid bearings are used in a multitude of applications including Ultra-low temperature, Ultra high vacuum and Cryogenic applications. This coupled with Carter’s unsurpassed technical capability in understanding severe environment applications breaks technological ground and further demonstrates Carter’s place at the forefront of research and development, sourcing and manufacture of specialist bearing products.


Carter Manufacturing realises the importance of supporting Customers special projects and developments which often require bearings to work in unusual or tricky environments. Since 1999, Carter Manufacturing Limited has been providing revolutionary ideas in motion, starting with the European distribution agreement for Carter Manufacturing Inc products, from which the name was adopted. The company has now grown its product portfolio to a range that services many specialist worldwide customers with bearings, bearing assemblies and linear products.

Carter Manufacturing have exclusive European Master Distributor status for Carter Manufacturing Inc, Silverthin Precision Thin Section Bearings, Unasis Bearings, KMS and also have agreements in place with specialist premium manufactures IBC, THK & Unitec. We are certified to ISO 9001:2008 incorporating the Aerospace requirements AS9120 Rev A, ensuring that products carry full traceability.

Over time Carter Bearings has proven to the industry their ability to bring concepts from the drawing board through to realised products that function in applications previously thought of as to difficult for rolling element bearings. Whether it is for prototype gearboxes, aircraft actuation components or advanced radar systems, Carter Manufacturing Limited, has provided and continues to provide solutions to ever more complex engineering requirements.

Apart from the special environment ceramic and hybrid bearings, Unasis brand also offers split thin section bearings, light weight slewing bearings, high temperature bearings and aerospace bearing tools.


Team on Carter stand Hannover 2015


Carter Manufacturing Limited is reflecting on a highly successful show with a booking already securing the stand for the next show in 2017. We would like to extend a warm thanks to all our customers and prospective customers that took the time to stop and visit us during the show.

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