Ceramic Hybrid Series
The Ceramic Hybrid Self Aligning Bearing Series is made using races that are made from either 52100 steel or stainless 440c Steel. The balls are made from Silicon Nitride Si3N4 ceramic. Self Aligning Bearings have two rows of balls and one, concave spherical raceway in the outer ring. As a result the bearing is self-aligning and insensitive to misalignments of the shaft in relation to the housing. Self Aligning Bearings are particularly suitable for applications where considerable shaft misalignment is to be expected. Self Aligning Bearings also have the lowest coefficient of friction of all rolling bearings so it is capable of running cooler at higher temperatures. The ceramic balls will not conduct heat and have a lower coefficient of friction than steel balls.