Linear bearings are designed to provide free motion in one direction and linear motion with minimal deflection and friction to the shaft. They can use a pad, bushing or a roller system to carry on a load that is not in a straight line. These bearings can reduce friction in motion systems where the motion functions in a straight or curved pathway. With heavier loads, linear guides with a re-circulating ball or roller bearings in the mounting pads or slide units are used to help bear the load. The rolling element of the bearing is what helps move a load. Basics are modified and added to these bearings to fulfill a range of manufacturing and industry needs. Linear bearings are used in both small and large applications. They are often used in pull-out equipment drawers, sliding doors, 3D printers, automation, and the medical industry. The following are some key considerations and benefits of linear bearings:
- Reduced friction
- Low noise
- Simple structure
- Easy lubrication
- High performance
- High load capacity
- Long service life
- Can deliver more precise motion control
The size, width, and load of linear bearings also vary according to their application. MMB Bearings offers high precision bearings designed for linear motion. They are available in chrome steel, stainless steel and composite material when more economical options are required. Linear bearings are also available in metric and inch series along with a variety of mounting designs. The linear bearing is mounted on either a square or round rail depending on the needs for the specific application.
As a major ball bearing distributor, MMB Bearings offers a wide variety of linear ball bearings to suit virtually any application. MMB Bearings stocks the following brands of linear bearings:
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About MMB Bearings
MMB Bearings has grown from a small supplier of precision miniature bearings, to one of the nation’s largest stocking distributors and suppliers of high-quality ball and roller bearings. Our bearings are stocked in a climate controlled warehouse to ensure our inventory maintains high quality standards. We take great pride in the knowledge and service we provide. You'll find precisely what you need from one source with ready-to-ship inventory in large quantities of domestic and imported ball, roller, needle and rod end bearings.