Underwater Drone Ball Bearings

Plastic radial ball bearings are used in underwater drones. They are used in the propulsion system as well as in swivel joints. They must spin freely with minimal energy required to move them.underwater drone

They can operate in a hostile environment with suspended dirt and sand.

Critical Design features:

  • POM, PBT plastic races and cage
  • 316 stainless balls

Bearing construction features True Race Technology™ ball grooves and anti-clogging bearing designs. These key features ensure the continued operation while submerged and the ability to tolerate suspended particles without clogging.

 

Underwater bearing

Additional reasons for use:

  • Flow-Thru Technology™: Bearing construction incorporates increased clearances in all critical internal dimensions to allow for expansion and contraction of plastic. This design ensures free movement in environments that would lock up conventional bearings.
  • Mounting feature integration: A KMS bearing can be designed and manufactured as an integrated assembly that incorporates mounting features to reduce parts count and ease assembly.

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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.


Read all the benefits of Plastic vs Steel Bearings