There are many kinds of bearing materials. Stainless steel may be the most common bearing material. Stainless steel bearings have certain advantages over ordinary bearings.
Compared with ordinary bearing steel, stainless steel bearings have stronger anti-rust and anti-corrosion properties. With appropriate lubricants and dust caps, they can be
used in environments ranging from -60°C to +300°C.
Stainless steel deep groove ball bearings can resist corrosion caused by moisture and several other media. This type of single row deep groove ball bearing, like standard deep
groove ball bearings made of carbon chromium (rolling bearing) steel, has very deep bearing raceway grooves and an extremely high fit between the bearing raceway and the ball.
Stainless steel bearings are widely used in food processing, medical equipment, and pharmaceutical machinery due to their high mechanical strength and large load capacity.
Advantages of stainless steel bearings:
- Excellent corrosion resistance: Stainless steel bearings are not easy to rust and have strong corrosion resistance.
- Washable: Stainless steel bearings can be washed and do not need to be re-lubricated to prevent rust.
- Can run in liquid: Due to the materials used, our bearings and bearing seats can run in liquid.
- Slow depletion rate: AISI 316 stainless steel does not require oil or grease for corrosion protection. So if speed and load are low, lubrication is not necessary.
- Hygiene: Stainless steel is naturally clean and does not corrode.
- High heat resistance: Stainless steel bearings equipped with high-temperature polymer cages or without cages in a complete patchwork structure can operate at higher temperatures ranging from 180°F to 1000°F. (Requires high temperature resistant grease)