Bearings by Application

Bearing Solutions for Success

KMS Plastic & 316 Stainless Bearings are used when conventional steel bearings fail to meet your expectations or requirements for success. Our bearings provide an opportunity to solve many of today’s design challenges through the flexibility of polymer & 316 stainless materials combined with fastener technologies.

Below are a few examples of current applications that utilize the features and benefits of a KMS Bearing. If you are looking for a custom bearing for a unique application, please fill out our Application Review form and we will get back to you with a customized bearing solution.

For a more extensive list of applications, please visit Custom Bearing Showcase.


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Plastic Vs Steel

Product Integration: A plastic bearing can be mounted into other components or parts such as plastic wheels, pulleys or housings. In certain design concepts, seamless integration can be achieved where the bearing will have the pulley profile as the outer ring, and the shaft or a fixing clip replaces the inner ring . This integration lowers assembly time and also results in utilization of fewer parts, increasing affordability.

Read all the benefits of Plastic vs Steel Bearings