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Bearing now comes in metric sizes

Thomson Super Ball Bushing bearings are now available in metric sizes 16, 20, 25, 30, 40 and 50 mm. These precision bearings have a coefficient of friction as low as 0.001, which allows users to emplo...


April 1, 2008
By MRO Magazine

Thomson Super Ball Bushing bearings are now available in metric sizes 16, 20, 25, 30, 40 and 50 mm. These precision bearings have a coefficient of friction as low as 0.001, which allows users to employ smaller and less expensive motors, belts, gears and ball screws when replacing high-friction, plain bearings. Well-suited for new applications, or as a drop-in replacement for existing applications, the bearings have a self-aligning capability of up to 0.5 degrees that automatically compensates for inaccuracies in base flatness or carriage machining. Adjustable, closed and open configurations are offered. Danaher Motion