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NKE Hybrid Bearings
NKE Hybrid Bearings Variants

Hybrid Bearings

Tough industrial applications require special bearings.

NKE hybrid bearings are consist of steel rings and bearing silicon nitride Si3N4 rolling elements.

Properties of ceramic rolling elements

  • Electrically isolating
  • Low friction coefficient
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Higher modulus of elasticity

Advantages for the user of NKE HYBRID Bearings

  • Insulation: highest protection against passage of electric
  • Higher speed suitability: centrifugal force reduction due to the light rolling elements
  • Lightweight: Silicon nitride is 60% lighter than conventional rolling element steel
  • Extended service life: longer bearing life and longer re-lubrication intervals
  • Reduced friction: less frictional heat, especially at high speeds
  • High wear resistance
  • Higher rigidity: less deformation in rolling contact areas
  • Reduced risk of poor lubrication at high speeds and fast accelerations, or in the case of insufficient lubricating film
  • Low running noise operational bearings
  • Significantly less susceptible to standstill marks known as “false brinelling”
  • Reduced thermal expansion
  • More precise control of preload and bearing clearance
  • Dimensionally interchangeable
  • No additional tools required