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xiros®plastic ball bearings can reduce costs by 40% compared to metal balls

xiros® plastic ball bearings require no external lubrication, are corrosion resistant (when used with glass or plastic balls) and operate quietly, making them a cost-effective alternative to steel ball bearings.  Comprised of a tribopolymer blend, the all-plastic components are lightweight, chemical resistant and non-magnetic and can safely be used in medical  or food processing environments.  While the xiros® plastic material consists of a blend of base plastics, solid lubricants, fibers and filaments, the balls are typically made of glass, plastic or stainless steel.  All bearings are also rigorously tested in our state-of-the-art test lab.  Use the xiros® service life calculator to quickly determine a ball bearing suitable for your application, and then calculate its expected service life.  Have a unique design or need for a custom component?  Click here to request a custom design with the ability to upload a CAD file and describe your unique application requirments.

 

Benefits:

  • 100% self-lubricating and maintenance-free
  • Highly corrosion-resistant (washable)
  • Non-magnetic (when using glass or polymer balls)
  • Can be used from -148˚F to +302˚F
  • FDA-compliant
  • Lightweight – 60% lighter than metal
  • No minimum order quantity, shipping within 24-48 hours
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Browse our xiros® ball bearings

Radial Deep Groove Ball Bearings

radial ball bearing

  • Available in a variety of different plastic materials
  • For temperatures up to +248°F/+120°C
  • Available with spherical outer diameter
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Flange ball bearings

Flange ball bearings

  • FDA-compliant
  • Chemical resistant
  • Low moisture absorption
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Guide rollers

Belt guide rollers

  • Roller materials: aluminum, carbon or PVC
  • Lightweight and robust design
  • Low inertia
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Thrust ball bearings

thrust ball bearings

  • Single or double row
  • Available with stainless steel balls
  • Available with glass balls for anti-static tasks
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Slewing ring ball bearings

slewing ring ball bearing

  • For high axial loads, water resistant
  • Available with stainless steel balls/glass balls
  • Suitable for applications in the food industry
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Pillow block ball bearings

pillow block ball bearings

  • Pivoting or fixed
  • FDA-compliant
  • Available with glass balls or stainless steel balls
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Other ball bearing designs

xiros ball bearing designs

  • Low moisture absorption
  • FDA-compliant components
  • Good axial stability

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Ball bearing rollers

ball bearing rollers

  • Load capacity of up to 1,000N possible
  • Self-lubricating and maintenance-free
  • Long service life
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xiros ball bearing design

xiros unique design

Due to the polymers used, all xiros plastic ball bearings are maintenance-free without requiring additional lubrication.

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Request a xiros® mini sample box!

xiros mini sample box

Simply fill out the form below to receive a free sample box.

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Request or Download the Catalog

xiros catalog

Request a physical catalog below, or view the PDF version.

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Discuss your project with a ball bearings expert

Whether you're interested in turnkey, fully assembled solutions or looking to build your own customizable project, let us assist you with a solution based on your specific application and requirements. Contact us via the form below or call us at (800) 521-2747 to discuss your project today!

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