The heart of the ceramic hybrid ball bearing is the ceramic ball itself. Poor quality balls can fail, often with disastrous results. However, the high-quality, aerospace-grade balls used by CBR will not chip, fracture, or fail, even under the harshest of conditions.
Three advantages of the ceramic hybrid ball bearing:
Ceramic hybrid ball bearings are electrically non-conductive.
The non-conductive silicon nitride ceramic balls in our ball bearings eliminate electrical arcing through the bearing, crucial in applications where an electric motor is controlled by a variable frequency drive (VFD).
Ceramic hybrid ball bearings last longer.
Ceramic hybrid ball bearings last up to ten times longer, according to SKF, the largest and most respected bearing manufacturer in the world.
Ceramic hybrid ball bearings perform with 40% less friction than a comparable steel ball bearing.
Less friction equals more power and less heat build-up, resulting in significantly higher efficiency and an increased RPM rating of 25%, when compared to a steel ball bearing.