Bearings for Medical Technology Applications

Bearings for Medical Applications & Devices

Bearings for MRI Patient Table Wheel Guides

A Plastic race radial ball bearing fitted with borosilicate glass balls is the only type of ball bearing used in an MRI patient table application. It is chosen for its non-metallic nature thereby being non-magnetic. This is required in the MRI application because the imaging area must remain metal free.

Critical Design features: POM, PBT, or UHMW-PE plastic races and cage fitted with borosilicate balls. Bearing construction features True Race Technology™ ball grooves for reduced friction and improved performance. UHMW-PE is used for the outer race wheel to reduce noise when the bearing wheel runs on a hard track surface.

Additional reasons for use:

  • No Lube required: Its ability to run without lubrication is a benefit when cleanliness is a priority.
  • Integration & assemblies: KMS can design a custom housing to provide a complete assembly. Spherical profiles can be designed to the outer race of the bearing to create an “all in one” bearing wheel.
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