Pan & Tilt Security Camera Systems Ball Bearings

Bearings for Pan & Tilt Security Camera Systems

bearing in a security cameraPlastic radial or 4 point contact ball bearing assemblies are used in Pan and Tilt Security Camera applications. They are designed to be maintenance free and operate without lubrication allowing them to be non-contaminating to electronics while surviving the application challenges of humidity, rain, snow, and hot or cold climates. 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.

security camera bearingAdditional reasons for use:

  • Low friction: A plastic race bearing will naturally have a lower coefficient of friction than a metal to metal ball bearing. A reduction in cost can then be achieved by utilizing a smaller motor.
  • Weight Savings: A KMS plastic 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 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.

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Plastic Vs Steel

Product Integration: A plastic bearing can be mounted into other components or parts such as plastic wheels, pulleys or housings. In certain design concepts, seamless integration can be achieved where the bearing will have the pulley profile as the outer ring, and the shaft or a fixing clip replaces the inner ring . This integration lowers assembly time and also results in utilization of fewer parts, increasing affordability.


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