Emerson Bearing Boston Expands Line of Bearings for Robotic Applications

Emerson Bearing Boston is a bearing company catering to OEM and MRO markets around the world.

Emerson Bearing Boston, a bearing company catering to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) markets around the world, has expanded their line of thin section bearings.

Lightweight, versatile, space-saving bearings 
Used in a wide range of applications, from medical automation and robotics to high tech – thin section bearings have a compact, lightweight design. They are ideal for various robotic applications including human assist, pick and place, semiconductor, and medical. Since they are often used when space limitations or specific design configurations prevent the use of conventional bearings, thin section bearings allow for versatility in many applications and come in a range of contact angle designs, including radial contact, angular contact, and four-point contact.

Emerson Bearing’s expanded thin section bearing line includes Barden, FAG, IGUS, IKO, INA, GMN, DURBAL, Nachi, NTN, RBC and Torrington brands.

Unlike radial ball bearings, thin section bearings’ cross diameter remains the same regardless of bore size, and as such reduces system costs and streamlines overall design. High-tech applications often require custom bearings with special materials, surface coatings, or lubricants in order to meet specialized machine needs. Thin section bearings can effectively meet these types of application requirements, including very low or uniform torque, high positioning accuracy, corrosion resistance, and compatibility with very clean environments.

“Thin section bearings allow for significant space savings and overall system weight reduction – ideal advantages when designing sophisticated and critical-application products,” explained Steve Katz, president of Emerson Bearing. “Emerson Bearing is able to provide the appropriate bearings in addition to customization services as needed.”

Emerson Bearing offers a vast inventory and 24/7 service, which is critical to customers’ operations. Among Emerson Bearing’s wide range of clients is a very large manufacturer of robotic and automation equipment that serves the automotive industry, as well as the automation of the complete assembly of flat screen televisions.

For more information, visit www.emersonbearing.com or call 800-225-4587.