Emerson Bearing Boston, a bearing company catering to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) markets, has expanded their line of thin section bearings.
Lightweight, versatile, space-saving bearings
Used in a wide range of applications, from medical automation and robotics to high tech – thin section bearings have a compact, lightweight design. They are suitable for various robotic applications including human assist, pick and place, semiconductor, and medical. Since they are often used when space limitations or specific design configurations prevent the use of conventional bearings, thin section bearings allow for versatility in many applications and come in a range of contact angle designs, including radial contact, angular contact, and four-point contact.
Emerson Bearing’s expanded thin section bearing line includes Barden, FAG, IGUS, IKO, INA, GMN, DURBAL, Nachi, NTN, RBC and Torrington brands.
Unlike radial ball bearings, thin section bearings’ cross diameter remains the same regardless of bore size, and as such reduces system costs and streamlines overall design. High-tech applications often require custom bearings with special materials, surface coatings, or lubricants in order to meet specialized machine needs. Thin section bearings can effectively meet these types of application requirements, including very low or uniform torque, high positioning accuracy, corrosion resistance, and compatibility with very clean environments.
“Thin section bearings allow for significant space savings and overall system weight reduction – ideal advantages when designing sophisticated and critical-application products,” explained Steve Katz, president of Emerson Bearing. “Emerson Bearing is able to provide the appropriate bearings in addition to customization services as needed.”