Specialist/Bespoke Bearings

Franke is unique as a bearing manufacturer, unlike other high volume bearing producers Franke can & will build a single bearing for your specific application. Either as a bearing element or as a ready to mount bearing assembly The unique Wire race bearing concept allows the flexibility to provide you with exactly the bearing you need for your application.

You choose the size, profile, load capacity, speed, temperature, environment, life cycle, material, in fact, everything to ideally suit your application whether it is one off, or series production, call us with your requirement.

An ingeniously simple principle

Our Wire Race Bearings are based on a simple yet ingenious principle: Individual race rings made of wire are fitted with a raceway that is designed precisely to match the diameter of the rolling elements. Therefore, the rolling action does not take place directly between the rolling elements and mating structure, but rather with low-friction on the four open race rings. This engineering principle permits free design of the mating structure in terms of its geometry and material selection.

Compact and lightweight

Wire Race Bearings are extraordinarily compact and fit snug in even the tiniest mounting spaces. They are available either as bearing elements (consisting of race rings, rolling element and cage), or as ready-to-use bearing assemblies together with the mating structure. Their compact form and the free material selection for mating structures permit the construction of lightweight designs whose low masses also require less operating power.

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