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.
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.
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.
Contact KMS today to learn more about what we can do for your underwater application!