Thin Section Ball Bearings have a combination of unique features that make them the best choice for SME applications.

Thin Section Spec Sheet >

Light Weight Thin

Thin section bearings offer a significant weight savings compared to “Light” and “Extra Light” series bearings.

Compact Design

The compact, space saving design allows you to engineer rotating devices that are smaller, simpler and lighter.

Precision Tolerances

Thin section bearings are manufactured in a range of precision classes for optimal precision and design flexibility.

High Temperature Ratings

These bearings are suitable for processing temperatures up to 250°F with full capacity – special materials are available for higher temperature applications.

Vacuum Capability

If your SME application involves operations that take place in a vacuum environment, we can provide specifications on our standard bearing materials to determine outgassing characteristics. Special materials and processing are available to meet specific vacuum requirements.

Chemical Capability

We can recommend special materials, protective surface treatments, or special processing for semiconductor processing environments where bearings may be exposed to corrosive chemicals (hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, etc.).

Special Surface Treatments

We offer a variety of special surface treatments to meet a wide range of processing conditions and environments.

***When ordering, please add suffix ARO for Type A, CPO for Type C and XPO for Type X.