A manufacturer of scientific instruments and lab equipment recently replaced its recirculating ball bearings with DryLin R linear bearings because the recirculating units required frequent maintenance and re-lubrication — time consuming and expensive processes. The new bearings are dry running and do not require external oils or greases. This feature is especially important for medical labs where contaminant-free operations are vital.
DryLin R linear bearings are self-lubricating and corrosion resistant, making them an ideal choice for sterile conditions where analyzers are used.
The company’s products determine the physical characteristics of powders and solid materials related to pharmacology, cosmetics, nanotechnology, and polymer science. Its physiosorption and chemisorption analyzers deliver consistent and reliable data related to surface area, pore structure, and active metals for quality control and R&D applications. They also control and optimize material selections. The new bearings are specifically used in the analyzer’s elevator unit to facilitate the up and down motion of either the cooling bath or furnace during the sample analysis process.
The medical equipment manufacturer saved $38,000 as a result of switching to the DryLin R linear bearings.
Filed Under: Bearings, Medical, Linear motion • slides, Mechanical, Motion control • motor controls