ULTRA-LIGHTWEIGHT CARBON BEARINGS

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.

Ultra-lightweight

A ready-to-use bearing assembly with ball pitch diameter of 300mm and housing parts made of carbon fibre weighs no more than 1,800 gr.

Robust design

Bearing assemblies with housing parts made of carbon fibre can be used in a temperture range from -50 to +100°C. The integrated wire race bearing is available in non-corrosive steel.

Know-How of our specialists

In close cooperation with our specialists you will profoundly benefit from their know-how in designing the best suitable solution for your application.

Charakteristics

The wire-race-bearing principle gives you great freedom in choosing the material and design of the mating structure: steel, aluminum, non-corrosive steel, plastics or CFK.  The integrated wire race bearing takes all the loads.

Franke bearing assemblies with housing rings made of carbon are suitable for ultra-lightweight construction in the fields of machinery and vehicles.

Function principle wire-race-bearings

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Basic information wire-race-bearings

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Constructive examples wire-race-bearings

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73431 Aalen

GERMANY

Tel.: +49 7361 / 920-0
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