Hybrid bearing and carbonitrided bearing for crankshaft application
Hybrid bearings are made of steel rings and ceramic rolling elements to enhance the wear resistance of the bearings in poor lubrication condition.
In addition to being an electric and thermodynamic insulator, hybrid bearings have higher speed capabilities and provide longer service life.
The ceramic balls give to the bearings:
- Electric insulation properties, which eliminate the risk of damages due to electric currents, even at high frequencies
- Low thermal transfer
- High-speed performance thanks to low density and low friction
- Low wear rate due to high hardness
- Improved grease life and resistance to seizure