Plastic radial or 4 point contact ball bearing assemblies are used in Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) applications. They are designed to be maintenance free and operate without lubrication allowing them to be non-contaminating while surviving the application challenges of humidity, condensation, and hot or cold environments. Plastic race bearings improve the performance and capabilities over the conventional steel bearings while providing a substantial cost savings. They were used in this application due to their ability to run without lube, low start up torque and integration ability.
Critical Design features: Acetal POM plastic races fitted with 316 stainless balls. Features a single or double row or 4 point contact True Race Technology™ ball groove construction for optimum load, stiffness, and moment loading capability.
Additional reasons for use:
- Value added capability: A KMS plastic bearing can be designed to include mounting features, gears, or pulleys, and can also be integrated into the application at no added cost to the bearing. This capability can reduce assembly time while improving the performance of your product.
- Rust Proof: Engineered polymers fitted with food & medical grade 316 stainless balls will not rust in outdoor environments.
- Weight Savings: A KMS plastic ball bearing is 1/5 the weight of a steel bearing thereby reducing the weight of your overall unit.