When people need a very specific specialty product, they don’t always think to look to a specialty manufacturer or company to provide it. Maybe it’s human nature to assume that a large company will have everything you could ever need. Or maybe we’ve been conditioned by companies like Walmart and Amazon to do our one-stop-shopping at large companies that seem to carry every product under the sun.
However, when it comes to specialty products like ceramic hybrid ball bearings, the large bearing manufacturers shouldn’t necessarily be your first stop. Yes, some of them have tens of thousands of products in their catalog, but still might not have what you’re looking for when it comes to ceramic ball bearings. This is because the large bearing manufacturers deal mainly with steel ball bearings. In fact, at a typical bearing company, more than 99% of their offerings will be bearings of the steel variety. They may be able to sell you a ceramic hybrid ball bearing, but it’s not their specialty. If you have specific questions about them, it may be difficult to get the answers you need from your sales representative or bearing dealer because of their focus on steel bearings.
What is more, if you need a ceramic ball bearing in an uncommon or custom size, it could be weeks or even months before it can be shipped to you. Not many people we know can afford that kind of downtime in their equipment. Having even one piece of machinery down due to needing a new bearing can mean major losses in production and can really affect a company’s bottom line.
When you go with a specialty bearing company like CBR, we have the ability to manufacture and ship out the bearings you need in a matter of days to get your equipment back up and running. Small, specialty companies like us are just more agile than the big guys. Those in our customer service department actually deal directly with the team in the shop who are making the bearings on a daily basis. The line of communication is short and direct, with no bureaucracy to deal with. This means things can get done extremely quickly when needed, and your bearings can get to you fast!
Here at CBR, ceramic hybrid bearings are our specialty! We can answer any of your specific questions, help you find what you need, and get it to you in a timely manner. Our high number of return customers speaks volumes of the type of service and products we offer.
If you need a specialty bearing, like a ceramic hybrid bearing of any size, we can help! Contact us today by phone or through our website.