Boynton Beach, Florida (PRWEB) April 25, 2015 -- The Boca Bearing Company is proud to announce the expansion of their line of thrust bearings. Boca Bearing Company now offers thrust bearings in chrome steel, stainless steel, ceramic hybrid, and ZR02 and Si3N4 full ceramic variations. Boca Bearing Company offers both metric and inch sizes, and flat washer and grooved washer type thrust bearings.
Thrust bearings are designed for side or axial loads. The rolling element in a thrust bearing can be a ball, needle, or roller. Dimensions to consider when searching are the bore, the outside diameter and the overall width. Operating specifications to consider when searching for thrust bearings are rated speed, static axial load, and dynamic axial load. RPM for a bearing running in oil is going to be higher than one running in grease. The static axial load is the maximum axial load a bearing can withstand while stationary without suffering permanent damage. The dynamic axial load is the maximum axial load a bearing can withstand while revolving without suffering permanent damage. Boca Bearing Company can provide specific load ratings for each bearing upon request.
Ceramic is the perfect material for applications in extremely harsh environments where high temperatures or corrosive substances are present. Full ceramic thrust bearings are able to operate at temperatures between -70° and 260° Celsius.
Ceramic hybrid thrust bearings use ceramic balls. Ceramic balls weigh up to 40% less than steel balls. The lighter ball allows the bearing to use less energy to maintain its speed. The ceramic balls also reduce the rolling resistance and friction. Full ceramic thrust bearings, and ceramic hybrid thrust bearings can operate without lubrication.
The Boca Bearing Company is one of the most trusted names in ceramic bearing technology. The reduction of rolling resistance and conservation of energy has been our hallmark since 1987. Boca Bearings never has a minimum order and is a one stop shop for everything from prototyping to production. Whether you are looking for affordability, longevity or high speed, Boca Bearings has just the bearing for you. Wholesale discounts are available upon request.
Howard Nierenberg, Boca Bearing Company, http://www.bocabearings.com/appsubgrp.aspx?ApplicationID=21&ProductSubGroupID=680, +1 800-332-3256, [email protected]