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Bearing Elements

Leaders in bespoke engineered bearing & driven rotary solutions

Wire Race Bearing Elements

Wire Race Bearings from global leaders Franke 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.

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Types of Bearing Elements

LEL Ground Raceways

• 4 Race rings with ground raceways

• Plastic ball cage with retained balls

• Meet high standards in terms of runnability and accuracy

• Hardened and CNC-ground raceways, along with the ideal geometric adjustment of ball and raceway radius, lend them outstanding bearing properties

• Permits the greatest possible freedom of bearing design

• The standard mounting space is between 5.9 mm and 20.9 mm

• Race ring thickness of up to 20 mm and bearing sizes up to 50 mm are possible to meet special requirements

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LER Rectangular Profile

• 4 race rings with profiled raceways

• Plastic ball cage with retained balls

• Designed for medium rotational speeds and accuracies

• Run smoothly, possess high dynamism and require just compact mounting space

• Straight contact surface ensures simple integration in the mating structure and also a high rigidity

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LEW Cross Roller Bearing

• 4 race rings with ground raceways

• Plastic cage with rollers

• Suitable for medium rotary speeds and accuracies

• Smooth running, high stiffness and compact installation space.

• Crosswise arranged rollers absorb the same high loads from all directions.

• Robust and insensitive to shocks and vibrations.

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    With a collective knowledge and experience of over 30 years in engineering industry, we work to adapt, create and innovate, to enable us to deliver bespoke engineering solutions to meet your requirements.


    From our Lancashire headquarters we offer a one stop shop for all your linear and rotary requirements for both existing applications and new product innovations.


    As a privately owned business we have the flexibility to offer an industry unique full turnkey package to engineers. From site assessment, installation through to fitting.