Franke bearing assemblies with housing rings made of laminated CFRP (carbon fiber) are the lightest bearing assemblies ready for installation available with Franke technology. They are suitable for ultra-lightweight construction in the fields of machinery and vehicles. The integrated wire race bearing designed as a double row angular contact ball bearing takes loads from all directions.
The specific gravity of CFRP is only about 50% of aluminum. The tremendous variety of processing possibilities of carbon fiber to complex structures of highest and rigidity is another reason for the popularity of CFRP in lightweight design. Load ratings correspond to the equivalent bearing assemblies of aluminum. The stiffness is slightly lower in the radial direction, the tilting rigidity even slightly higher than a comparable aluminum bearing.