With the growth of e-commerce, shopping for most products has never been easier. You go online, do a quick Google search, and often find multiple sellers offering what you are looking for.
When it comes to specialty products, like ceramic hybrid bearings, the purchasing process can be a little different, however. You probably will want to do a bit of research before you make this type of important purchase. Here are some things to consider:
The Right Size and Clearance
You likely already know what size bearing you need. The tough part might be finding a company that has the size you need in stock. Just because a bearing company advertises that they sell a certain bearing size, doesn’t mean they have it ready to ship out to you. If it’s not something they have in stock, it could take weeks, or even months, to receive your bearing. At CBR, we have a large amount of bearings in stock—and not just the most common sizes either. We stock the 6000, 6200, and 6300 series, up to a 100mm shaft size, and can ship them out the same day they are ordered. Bearings in our 5200, 5300, 7000, 7200, and 7300 series can ship out in a matter of days.
It should go without saying that you need to make sure you have the right size bearing for your motor, but you also need to make sure the ceramic hybrid bearing you purchase has the correct internal clearance. “Standard” clearance is not always the best choice when it comes to ceramic hybrid bearings. Many electric motors can benefit from bearings with greater than standard clearance, especially those that operate in conditions in which the temperatures are elevated.
If you already know the amount of clearance you need in your bearings, great! Just tell us what you need, and we’ll get them shipped right out to you. But if you’re not sure, you can always speak to one of our ceramic hybrid bearing experts who can help make sure you get the right fit for your motor. Take a look at this previous post on our blog to learn more about bearing clearances.
The Right Bearing Company
Like we mentioned before, it can be difficult to find a bearing company to ship you the ceramic hybrid bearings you need in a timely manner. It can also be difficult to find a company that makes high-quality, durable bearings. Not all ceramic hybrid bearings are created equal. You want to look for a company like CBR Bearing that manufactures their bearings using aerospace-grade ceramic balls.
You should also consider going with a bearing manufacturer that sells directly to the consumer. This helps keep costs down, since there is no middleman to pay.
If you are ready to place an order or if you have any questions about our bearings, we’d love to talk to you! Give us a call or contact us through our website to get started.