Franke Leichtbaulager

Light Weight Bearings by Franke

Highest performance
at minimum weight

Advantages of Franke Light Weight Bearings

By using ultra-lightweight materials and the latest manufacturing techniques, lightweight bearings by Franke allow maximum weight-, power- and space-savings at comparable stiffness and precision over the entire lifetime.

An individual design and a wide range of materials ensures optimum adaptation to every application.

The Franke-Principle in detail

The principle of the wire race bearing enables the ddesign of compact bearings that fit even small mounting spaces and offer a variety of design options.

Four race rings are equipped with raceways by a specially developed grinding process – exactly adjusted to the ball diameter.

Thus, the rolling process does not directly take place between balls and housing parts, but rather smoothly on four inserted raceways.

Weight comparison of different light weight materials
Bearings with ∅ 300mm and similar load capacities

Competence in Light Weight Design

The patented technology of Franke wire race bearings offers maximum design freedom without compromising in precision or load capacity. The mating structure can be designed in a variety of lightweight materials and perfectly adapted in its geometry to the respective application.

With our many years of experience in designing custom bearing solutions we can provide optimum support for lightweight solutions – from development to installation, our experts will assist you any time.

3D-Printed housing parts for Wire Race Bearings

One of the most promising technologies in the field of lightweight construction is 3D printing. Here, objects are built up in layers of individual particles, which opens up completely new possibilities in the design:

  • Honeycomb structures inside the workpieces: less material = less weight.
  • Variable wall thicknesses allow an even better adaptation to the respective load situation of the application.
  • The nature of the material within a workpiece can be varied – a feature that could not be achieved with existing processing methods.

The perfect material for every application

Franke Light Weight Bearings offer you a wide range of material to use.