GlobalSpec has asked its users about the latest design trends and features related to Ball Bearings. They have also shared their product applications and tips on how to buy and use these products.
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Q:
What new technologies are influencing ball bearing design?
17 answers
Answers:
Titanium coated, carbon fiber spacers, nylon spacers, bronze spacers, silver spacers, ceramic balls, ceramic blended, full ceramic (balls and tracks), Titanium seals, inox, polished or not.
~Luiz de Oliveira Hirth H, Meteorologist/ Mechanic, São Paulo SP, Brazil
I would imagine CAD/CAM and other computer based software.
~Troy J, Manufacturer, Burbank, CA
Any designs that save on space and manufacturing costs.
~Jennie F, Design Engineer, Windsor, Canada
High speeds, low thermal changes and silent running.
~Engineering, Design, PUNE, India
Hybrid Autos and Trucks. Environmental factors.
~Paul K, Engineering Consultant, Schaumburg, IL
Renewable energy technologies; nanotechnology
~Ricardo O, Design Engineer, Munoz Science City, Philippines
Only consider me is materials tolerances
~Veli K, Technical Support, Helsinki, Finland
High Speed automotive applications.
~William Y, Educator in a Tech school- secondary, Schnecksville, PA
Energy producing technologies
~Engineering, Process/Production, Dover, Belgium
Should be more reliable
~Engineering, Faculty/Staff/Student, Udaipur, India
Nothing at this point
~Purchasing, Chanhassen, MN
Metalurgy Computer
~Wilson E, Production Engineer, Quito, Ecuador
Weight and strength
~Chandrasekhar Rachakonda, Technical Support, Secunderabad, India
Cage design
~Ralph C, Sr. Compliance Engineer, Agoura Hills, CA
CAGE DESIGN
~Leonardo M, General Management, Madrid, Spain
Durability
~Facilities Manager, Niverville, Canada
Ceramics
~Larry R, Technical Support, Findlay, OH

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Q:
From your perspective, which companies are creating the most innovative ball bearings?
20 answers
Answers:
I'm most familiar with Emerson, Timken, Baldor, SKF, NSK. As for the most innovative, I must admit, we are bound to the specs we are given and haven't researched new technologies regarding these products.
~Jennie F, Design Engineer, Windsor, Canada
I don't know, you tell me. I usually prefer NSK as they usually are the cheapest. (still not cheap)
~Troy J, Manufacturer, Burbank, CA
NSK, Tiramic, SKF, Nachi, Ceramicspeed, Barden, Fafnir, Koyo and Fag
~Luiz de Oliveira Hirth H, Meteorologist/ Mechanic, São Paulo SP, Brazil
Most of what we use comes pre ordained to use SKF.
~Technical Support/Services, Albany, NY
SKF, TATA, HMT, TIMKEN
~Marketing/Sales, DELHI, India
Timken, NHBB, SKF
~Engineering, Consulting, Fuerstenfeldbruck, Germany
SKF,INA AND FAG
~Engineering, Design, PUNE, India
NSK Bearings
~Ricardo O, Design Engineer, Munoz Science City, Philippines
Kaydon, MNB
~Ralph C, Sr. Compliance Engineer, Agoura Hills, CA
No answer.
~Facilities Manager, Grand Prairie, TX
Nsk, ntn,
~Jian Peng, Marketing/Sales, Cixi, Ningbo, China
SKF RHP
~Veli K, Technical Support, Helsinki, Finland
SKF FAG
~Wilson E, Production Engineer, Quito, Ecuador
SKF FAG
~Purchasing, Chanhassen, MN
Timkin
~Engineering, Process/Production, Dover, Belgium
Asian
~William Y, Educator in a Tech school- secondary, Schnecksville, PA
NINJA
~Chandrasekhar Rachakonda, Technical Support, Secunderabad, India
Kfc
~Engineering, Faculty/Staff/Student, Udaipur, India
NEW
~Leonardo M, General Management, Madrid, Spain
NTN
~Facilities Manager, Niverville, Canada

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