Across all end-user segments in Europe, there has been an increasing demand for bearings with longer service life, higher efficiency and lower maintenance requirements. In addition to this, different applications in different end-user segments are demanding specialized bearing solutions that meet their requirements and challenges.
The various special type of bearings used across different end-user segments include the following.1.
Standard ball- and roller bearings
Machine tools require super-precision bearings.
Relubrication-free/ self-lubricating bearings are preferred in food and beverage processing machines.
Insulated bearings (coated with INSOCOAT) are preferred in electric motors and generators.
Hybrid bearings, corrosion resistant bearings and self-aligning bearings are used across different end-user segments.
Bearing designs are constantly improved by manufacturers in order to increase the energy efficiency and performance of bearings. These include redesigned raceway profiles, usage of special material for cages, raceways and rolling elements.