Disposable Bearings for Medical Applications

disposable binA plastic radial ball bearing is ideal for single use, disposable medical components. It’s lube free, non corroding nature makes it ideal for sterilization.

Critical Design Features: Bearings can be made from POM, PBT, PEEK, PVDF or PP plastic races and 316 stainless balls for hostile environment compatibility.  True Race Technology™ bearing design delivers superior performance. Bearing construction can be either full complement or cage type based on load and speed requirements.

Additional reasons for use:

  • Lower friction: A plastic race bearing will naturally have a lower coefficient of friction than a metal to metal ball bearing.
  • A KMS plastic bearing can be designed with special shapes or profiles to better suit your application. It will provide ease of assembly and improved life and performance of your product.
  • Weight Savings: A KMS plastic ball bearing is 1/5 the weight of a steel bearing thereby reducing the weight of your overall unit.


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Plastic Vs Steel

Cleanliness/Hygienic: Plastic bearings generally operate cleaner than metal bearings because they do not need lubrication, they are resistant to corrosion, and they can be washed down without the worry of re-lubing. This capability makes them a viable option for clean room environments, and wash down applications. A plastic bearing made from either PBT, PVDF or PEEK can be post sterilized by standard methods such as autoclave or Gamma.

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