The Boca Bearing Company is one of the most trusted names in industrial bearing supply. The reduction of rolling resistance and conservation of energy has been our hallmark since 1987. Wholesale discounts are available upon request. Boca Bearings never has a minimum order for wholesale accounts, and is a one stop shop for every aspect from prototyping to production. Whether you are looking for affordability, longevity or high speed, Boca Bearings has just the bearing for you.
Canning, Seaming & Bottling Industrial BearingsLEARN MORE
The Boca Bearing Company specializes in specialty bearing solutions for some of the most demanding applications. Canning, seaming and bottling can subject traditional steel bearings to constant washdown conditions, high temperatures, high pressures and more. Ceramic balls for seaming rolls are also available. With the Boca Bearings Company's innovative bearing and lubrication solutions you can be confident that we will solve your toughest problems.
Cosmetic, Health Care and Beauty Product Packaging BallsLEARN MORE
The Boca Bearing Company’s precision balls are suitable for use in applicator tips, spray pumps, push pumps, nail polish bottles and more. There is never a minimum order for in stock bearings and we can also deliver large production and blanket orders. Contact a Boca Bearing sales representative today to find out more about our line of cosmetic packaging balls and bearings.
Custom and Hand Built BearingsLEARN MORE
Boca Bearings offers custom or hand built bearings for extreme and specialty applications. With over 30 years of bearing manufacturing, design and development experience our bearing engineers are capable of meeting your most demanding bearing requirements. Standard, off the shelf bearings are not always suited to mission critical applications. When nothing else is working our customer's have trusted the Boca Bearing Company to develop custom bearing solutions.
Design Engineering Industrial BearingsLEARN MORE
Design engineers have counted on the Boca Bearing Company to provide technical bearing support since 1987. Boca Bearings can support product designers with bearing design, selection, prototyping and performance enhancement. Because of our extensive in stock inventory, we are able to quickly provide engineers the bearings they need quickly for R&D. When it comes time for production the Boca Bearing Company's factories are capable of scaling up with your OEM project. We specialize in ceramic and ceramic hybrid bearings while also maintaining a growing inventory of standard and stainless steel bearings.
Measurement & Metrology Equipment BearingsLEARN MORE
The Boca Bearing Company can supply many different precision balls for use in measurement and metrology equipment. Ceramic balls, steel balls and tungsten carbide balls are commonly used for calibration and metrology applications. Common applications include spindle evaluation, go/no-go plug gauges and Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM).
Electric Motor BearingsLEARN MORE
Electric motors have become the standard for industrial, medical and hobby power generation. Electric motor, deep groove bearings are what allows these motors to perform quietly and consistently for many years without interruption. The Boca Bearing Company offer a full line of miniature and standard bearings suited for use in Electric Motors.
Electroplating BearingsLEARN MORE
Electroplating or electrodeposition involves depositing a thin layer of metal onto the surface of a work piece, which is referred to as the substrate. An electric current is used to cause the desired reaction. In addition to improving the appearance of the base material, electroplating is used to improve the work piece's resistance to corrosion, building the thickness of a surface, increasing wear resistance and electrical conductivity etc.
The Boca Bearing Company provides solutions for the electroplating manufacturing industry by offering ceramic bearings that are non-magnetic, non-corrosive, non-conductive, and extremely low friction. Ceramic bearings are suitable for use in many specialty applications seeking to reduce conductivity, magnetism, overall weight and rolling resistance. Ceramic bearings are also ideal for extremely harsh environments where high temperatures and corrosive substances are present. Because ceramic is non-porous it has an extremely low coefficient of friction and requires little to no lubricant which means they are appropriate for clean room environments.
Food Processing Industrial BearingsLEARN MORE
Boca Bearings is proud to introduce their new and expanded line of full ceramic bearings, ceramic hybrid bearings, stainless steel and specialty lubricants specifically designed for the food processing and food packaging industries. Some of the most pressing issues facing the food manufacturing industry today are controlling costs and food safety. Full ceramic bearings and ceramic hybrid bearings are capable of alleviating some of these concerns. Ceramic balls are far more efficient than steel balls because the rolling surface is more spherically perfect and therefore reduces friction. Companies that converted to ceramic bearings have seen a decrease of energy consumption and were therefore able to cut cost.
Folding Knife and Tool Industry BearingsLEARN MORE
Bearings are a critical hardware component in the knife making world. The pivot in many folding knives and tools is often perpetuated using caged ball bearings, IKBS balls, or thrust bearings. A steel or ceramic detent ball is a common feature on many pocket knives used to prevent unwanted opening. These are just a few of the many functional applications of bearings in this particular industry. Bearing balls may also be used for decorative purposes, inlaid into a knife blade or handle. The Boca Bearing Company is a proud supplier of bearings and lubricants catered towards folding knives and tools. Boca Bearing’s ceramic bearings can be used in a variety of high intensity environments from condensation and sweat, to dust and dirt. Ceramic bearings are non-magnetic, non-conductive, non-corrosive, and can operate without lubrication, making them perfect for the toughest situations.
High Temperature BearingsLEARN MORE
High temperature bearings by the Boca Bearing Company are designed for maximum durability in the harshest of environments. The Boca Bearing Company offers high temp bearings in a variety of materials from specialty steels to full ceramic and thermoplastic. These bearings are engineered to prevent seizing even under rapid cooling conditions by maintaining the necessary radial clearances. Full ceramic bearings are capable of achieving 900 degrees Celsius under operating conditions.
High Voltage Ceramic Insulated Industrial BearingsLEARN MORE
Electrical current leakage from equipment such as motors and power generators often causes pitting or micro-welding. Commonly this issue can be caused by an asymmetrical motor magnet circuit, unshielded power cables and fast switching PWM converters used in variable frequency drives. If electrical current is able to flow through the bearing then small sparks will result in damage to the inner and outer race, and this damage eventually leads to bearing failure. To prevent bearing failure in electrical applications ceramic coated insulated bearings or ceramic hybrid bearings can be used.
Lab Equipment Industrial BearingsLEARN MORE
Lab Equipment bearings typically operate in harsh and demanding environments. Pharmaceutical, dental, and medical device applications require high speeds, low noise, long life and resistance to harsh chemicals or fluids. Advanced laboratory and diagnostic equipment is often automated and subjected to a variety of conditions during testing and analysis. Boca Bearings offers a full line of bearings suitable for use in Laboratory Equipment. Different materials such as Stainless Steel bearings and Full Ceramic bearings are available as well as specialty lubrications and coatings.
Medical Device Industrial BearingsLEARN MORE
Precision medical devices are exposed to extreme environments due to miniaturization and corrosive chemicals. The Boca Bearing Company supplies corrosion resistant bearings made from stainless steels, ceramics, plastics and lubricants to handle highly caustic and demanding applications. Boca Bearings has been supplying bearings for medical devices since 1987. Our specialty is offering resistance to chemicals, temperature and wear.
Ceramic balls are used in check valves for oxygen pumps. Those pumps are used in ventilators, oxygen concentrators, and respirators.
Our special zirconia is stronger than titanium and it is just as compatible as titanium with the body. This special ceramic has lower plaque adhesion than titanium, better soft tissue response and no chance for grey shine through the gums with zirconia. Even with zirconia abutments on top of titanium implants, you can still get some gum recession and the titanium grey will shine through. Our implant is metal free as well.
Medical & Surgical Power Tool BearingsLEARN MORE
The Boca Bearing Company has a dedicated line of high precision, high speed bearings for medical and surgical power tools. We stock a full inventory of standard and ceramic hybrid bearings for surgical power tool repair for brands such as: Zimmer, Hall, 3M, Stryker, Bolton Medical, Midas Rex, Synthes, and many more.
We also have a dedicated bearing engineering team ready to work with you on your OEM medical or surgical power tool projects. Custom configurations and special materials are available. Examples of some materials available: 300 series stainless steel, nitrogen rich stainless steel, Martensitic stainless steel, silicon nitride, alumina oxide and others. Whether you are doing R&D, preventative maintenance or routine repairs the Boca Bearing Company has the inventory and expertise to help you.
Autoclave BearingsLEARN MORE
A stainless steel, ceramic or plastic bearing can be sterilized by standard methods such as autoclave or Gamma. Some of the materials we are capable of making bearings from that are non-corrosive include Stainless steel 316, Silicon Nitride, Alumina Oxide, Zirconia Oxide, PEEK and titanium. The Boca Bearing Company offers a wide assortment of high temperature bearings and non-corrosive bearings suitable for autoclave environment.
An autoclave is a machine that uses steam under pressure to kill harmful bacteria, viruses, fungi, and spores on items that are placed inside a pressure vessel. In order to kill a cell with heat, its temperature must be raised to a degree at which the proteins in the cell wall break down and coagulate. To be effective, the autoclave must reach and maintain a temperature of 121° C for at least 30 minutes by using saturated steam under at least 15 psi of pressure.
Packaging, Converting & Web Handling Equipment Industrial BearingsLEARN MORE
Packaging, converting and web handling require heavy duty bearings with long life cycles to minimize down times. Boca Bearings is proud to introduce their new and expanded line of full ceramic bearings, ceramic hybrid bearings and specialty lubricants specifically designed for the packaging, converting and web handling industries. Converting, print and web handling covers a wide range of applications across a number of industries. These applications convert roll goods into useful consumer or industrial products or into more useful packaging materials. Operating environments can be high speed, dirty and hot, as a result standard bearing and lubrication products do not have the desired life customer’s have come to expect.
Photonics & Optics Manufacturing Industrial BearingsLEARN MORE
Advances in photonics technology mean that today's industrial laser systems offer unparalleled capabilities in precision manufacturing and advanced materials processing. The Boca Bearing Company provides solutions for the photonics manufacturing industry by offering ceramic bearings that are non-magnetic, non-corrosive, non-conductive, and extremely low friction. Ceramic hybrid and full ceramic bearings are being used in some of today's most demanding manufacturing environments and product designs.
Refrigerant Compressor BearingsLEARN MORE
Ceramic hybrid bearings are ideally suited for use in refrigerant compressors. Ceramic hybrid bearings do not require any lubrication to run and can be lubricated directly by the refrigerant instead of oil. A recent study found that all-steel bearings started to show inadequate lubrication signs at levels of 20% to 30% dilution of refrigerant to oil. Tests were done with ceramic hybrid bearings in pure refrigerant and the bearings were in as new condition at the end of the test. This was the test that proved refrigerant can be used as a lubricant for hybrid bearings because the refrigerant forms an elasto-hydrodynamic lubricant film.
Robotics Bearings for the Automation IndustryLEARN MORE
Boca Bearing Company is a proud supplier of bearings and lubricants catered towards the Robotics, Automation, and Advanced manufacturing industries. Boca Bearing’s ceramic bearings can be used in varieties of manufacturing environments ranging from extreme temperatures, to high speeds, and heavy loads. Full Ceramic bearings can be used in robotic applications underwater, in vacuum and space environments. Ceramic bearings are non-magnetic, non-conductive, non-corrosive, and can operate without lubrications.
Semiconductor Manufacturing Industrial BearingsLEARN MORE
Boca Bearings offers many different bearing styles that are appropriate for use in both semiconductor equipment and semiconductor manufacturing. Ceramic bearings are capable of accommodating the many challenging conditions present during the stages of semiconductor production; from furnace temperatures that can reach close to 2500°F to clean-room 1 air quality.
Tattoo Machine BearingsLEARN MORE
Boca Bearings carries a wide assortment of bearings for tattoo machines. Our high precision ceramic bearings and standard bearings are designed for rotary tattoo machines that use an armature bar drive. Sometimes called a cam wheel, cam, motor bearing and fly wheel. The bearing size will affect the speed of the stroke. A smaller bearing will result in a faster machine and a larger bearing will result in a slower machine. Contact us directly with your bearing quote.
Corrosion Resistant BearingsLEARN MORE
Food and Beverage manufacturers, medical device makers and many other industries require bearings that achieve both customer safety and maintain machine uptime. Wash-down environments and autoclave requirements can wreak havoc on traditional chrome steel bearings resulting in expensive down-time. The Boca Bearing Company offers a full line of corrosion resistant bearings for demanding applications.
Some of the materials we are capable of making bearings from that are non-corrosive include Stainless steel 316, Silicon Nitride, Alumina Oxide, Zirconia Oxide, PEEK and titanium. The Boca Bearing Company offers a wide assortment of bearings suitable for corrosive environments.
Turbine Flow Meter Industrial BearingsLEARN MORE
Boca Bearings has a full range of bearings and balls in a variety of materials such as stainless steel, alumina oxide ceramic, silicon nitride ceramic and heavy duty plastics. Many different styles of bearings are also available including radial deep groove bearings, thrust bearings and angular contact bearings. Additionally, bearing configurations can often be tailored to fit each application comprising variations of materials for races, retainers and balls as well as specialty lubrications and coatings.
Turbocharger BearingsLEARN MORE
Boca Bearings offers a variety of options when it comes to bearings for turbochargers. We keep a large inventory on the shelf for direct replacement bearings for turbochargers. We also offer ceramic hybrid bearing upgrade options. Ceramic Hybrid bearings are able to achieve 30% higher RPMs than standard steel bearings. Boca Bearings can do more than offer replacement and upgrade options for turbochargers, our engineers can work with your engineers on spec'ing in the right bearings in the early design process so that when you go to production, the optimal bearing is in place to offer the greatest performance and repeatability. Complete the form for your turbocharger bearing needs, or to schedule an engineering consultation.
Wire Drawing BearingsLEARN MORE
The Boca Bearing Company supplies bearings for the wire drawing and wire straightening industries. Grooved roller bearings are available in different materials. We can supply chrome, stainless and ceramic hybrid bearings suitable for wire drawing.
Wire drawing is a metalworking process used to reduce the cross-section of a wire by pulling the wire through a single, or series of, drawing dies. There are many applications for wire drawing, including electrical wiring, cables, tension-loaded structural components, springs, paper clips, spokes for wheels, and stringed musical instruments. Although similar in process, drawing is different from extrusion, because in drawing the wire is pulled, rather than pushed, through the die.
(UHV) Ultra High Vacuum Industrial BearingsLEARN MORE
(UHV) Ultra High Vacuum bearings are suited to operating in environments that are corrosive, clean room quality, high-temperature and non-magnetic. The Boca Bearing Company offers a full line of ceramic hybrid and full ceramic bearings that can be used in vacuum applications such as: • Electron-scan Microscopes • Turbo-molecular Pumps • Semiconductor Production • X-ray Tubes • Nano-precision Position Equipment • Multi Stage Mechanical Goniometers • Thermal Mass Flow Controllers Ultra High Vacuum bearings are designed to have a long life, performance reliability, high speeds and low noise levels. Ceramic balls have a Rockwell hardness 2-3 times that of steel. Ceramic is also non-corrosive, non-conductive and non-magnetic.
Wastewater Treatment Industrial BearingsLEARN MORE
The Boca Bearings Company’s ceramic bearings require little to no lubrication or other maintenance and are ideally suited for use in waste water treatment machinery such as water processing machinery including pumps, flow meters, filtration and hydraulic equipment. These bearings are virtually maintenance free, and will therefore minimize bearing related down time of plant equipment. Facilities around the globe have come to rely on our innovative ceramic and ceramic hybrid bearings designed for operational services in different waste water purification environments. Ceramic bearings do not corrode or rust and can be used with different chemicals, from ion or sodium to alkali. Boca Bearings can therefore be effectively utilized in different stages of the water purification phase.
High Efficiency Bearings for Renewable EnergyLEARN MORE
Meeting global energy requirements may be one of the greatest engineering challenges of our time. From solar to wind to hydrogen, renewable energy will be the defining force of our future. Low friction bearings are a key component in renewable energy equipment that can drive efficiencies higher. Bearings are used for solar panel arrays, water turbines, wind turbines and electrical motors.
Contract ManufacturingLEARN MORE
The Boca Bearing Company has helped numerous contract manufacturers with their One Way and Needle bearing needs. One Way Bearings are designed to transmit torque between the shaft and housing in one direction and allow free motion in the opposite direction. Many modern mechanical devices require consistent unidirectional control for accurate performance.