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

Shock Absorption: Plastic absorbs shock loads better than metal due to its elastic nature. Many conventional ball bearings fail due to Brinelling of the raceway, i.e. balls denting the raceways.

Read all the benefits of Plastic vs Steel Bearings