We talk a lot about the advantages of ceramic hybrid ball bearings on our website and on this blog. Those benefits aren’t exaggerated. Ball bearings with ceramic balls really are a better choice than ball bearings with steel balls for so many reasons, especially in industrial electric motor applications. Just to name a few of their benefits: ceramic hybrid ball bearings eliminate the risk of electrical arcing, they last up to ten times longer, and they perform with less friction, which results in less heat buildup and better efficiency.
But are all ceramic hybrid ball bearings created equal? The simple answer is “no.”
Just like almost any product on the market, you can get ceramic hybrid ball bearings that are of good quality, and those that are of lesser quality. At CBR Bearing, we are committed to only manufacturing bearings of the highest quality.
The use of quality materials is one way we ensure that all of our bearings first-rate. We use aerospace-quality ceramic balls that won’t chip or fracture, even when the bearing is operating under extremely harsh conditions. They are made of the same of the same silicon nitride used by the other high-end bearing manufacturers whose names you are probably familiar with. Our steel rings are made from top-quality 52100 bearing steel.
Our multi-step production process is also a factor in quality of our products. The raceways in every bearing are micro-polished to a mirror finish. All surfaces are completely lubricated, including the raceway, as well as the inner surfaces of the cage. Once the bearings are assembled, we add more grease and finish by installing our precision rubber seals.
At CBR, quality control has always been our top priority. We don’t take shortcuts in the manufacturing of our ceramic hybrid bearings, and we never compromise on quality. Many of our customers come back to us over and over because they know they can rely on our products.
Are Quality Ceramic Hybrid Ball Bearings Affordable?
You might be thinking: “All of that sounds good, but does that mean your bearings are prohibitively expensive?” Again, the answer is “no.” We pride ourselves in supplying our customers with high-quality bearings at affordable prices. They are especially affordable when you consider how much longer our ceramic hybrid bearings last compared to their steel counterparts.
If you’ve been considering switching from steel bearings to ceramic hybrid bearings, or if you are looking for a new supplier of ceramic hybrid bearings, we would love to talk with you. We can answer any questions you may have and give you a quote on our bearings. If you’re ready to place an order, give us a call and we’ll make sure you get the bearings you need in a timely manner.