Vending Machines

Bearings in Vending MachinesPlastic radial or 4 point contact ball bearing assemblies are used in Vending Machine applications. They are designed to be maintenance free and operate without lubrication allowing them to be non-contaminating to food and beverages while surviving the application challenges of humidity, condensation, and cold environments. Plastic race bearings improve the performance and capabilities over the conventional steel bearings while providing a substantial cost savings.

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.

Vending Machine BearingsAdditional 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 to 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 refrigerated 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.

Plastic Vs Steel

Lightweight: Plastic is five times lighter than steel, thereby reducing the weight and energy to move them.

Read all the benefits of Plastic vs Steel Bearings