Bearings for Conveyor Systems

KMS plastic conveyor & skatewheel ball bearings are used in conveyor applications where conventional steel bearings are not suitable. They are designed to be maintenance-free and operate without lubrication allowing them to be washed down for today’s sanitary requirements. Plastic race bearings improve the performance and capabilities over conventional steel bearings while providing substantial cost savings with reduced downtime and longer life.

bearings for industrial applications

bearings for conveyor rollers

CONVEYOR BALL BEARINGS

Plastic conveyor ball bearing assemblies are used in roller conveyor applications. They are designed to be maintenance-free and operate without lubrication allowing them to be non-contaminating to the environment in which they are used while surviving the application challenges of humidity, condensation, wash down, and hot and cold environments.

skatewheel conveyor bearings

bearings for skatewheel conveyors

SKATEWHEEL BALL BEARINGS

KMS Wunderskate™ claim to fame is its "remarkable spin ability". The Wunderskate™ outlast all other plastic conveyor skatewheels in free spin. This enables skatewheel conveyors to move the lightest of boxes at low inclines simply by gravity.

Critical Design features: Acetal (POM) or Polypropylene (PP) plastic races fitted with either 316 stainless, glass, or polymer balls. Features a single or double row TRUE RACE TECHNOLOGY™ ball groove construction for optimum load, and free spin capability.


Conveyor Ball Bearings
Skatewheel Ball Bearings

Additional reasons for use:

  • Low friction: A KMS plastic conveyor or skatewheel ball bearing will naturally have a lower coefficient of friction than a metal to metal ball bearings.
  • Weight Savings: A KMS plastic conveyor or skatewheel ball bearing is 1/5 the weight of a steel bearing thereby reducing the weight of your overall unit.
  • Value added capability: A KMS plastic conveyor or skatewheel ball bearing can be designed to include mounting features such as a hex bore or flange to the outer ring. This 
    capability can reduce assembly time while improving the performance of your product. 

Contact KMS today to learn more about how a plastic bearing can benefit your industrial conveyor application!

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Plastic Vs Steel

Corrosion Resistant: KMS plastic ball bearings can be utilized in environments destructive to conventional bearings. Plastic, by its nature, does not corrode. Our bearings can operate in hostile environments such as sea water, silicon wafer processing, plating solutions and swimming pools.


Read all the benefits of Plastic vs Steel Bearings