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Transcending Standards with WIB’s Custom Bearings

  • June 12, 2023
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In the industrial world, standards are often perceived as keys to efficiency and performance. However, there are situations where going beyond the standards, venturing into the realm of customization, can yield spectacular results. One such field is the design and manufacture of special and custom-made bearings, where WIB, with more than 50 years of experience, excels.

A World Beyond Standard Bearings

Standard bearings are designed according to internationally accepted dimensions and forms. However, special bearings differ in various ways such as form, dimensions, materials, and the integration of external components. WIB develops these special bearings, sometimes using standard components, but with a focus on creating the best solution both technically and economically.

The necessity for custom bearings arises when standard ones fail to meet the unique demands of an application. Technical, commercial, and marketing reasons often drive the need for special bearings. Customised design, special environments, ease of assembly, cost reduction, control of the replacement market, and more contribute to the requirement for custom-made bearings.

Unleashing Boundless Potential with Custom Ball Bearings

When it comes to applications that push the boundaries of technology and innovation, WIB is a world-class partner. Our collaborations with manufacturers across high-stakes industries have equipped us to design and develop custom bearings that address unique system requirements.

WIB takes your vision from the drawing board to production, validating prototypes and developing solutions that meet the highest performance standards. We have risen to some of the most challenging design tasks with creative thinking and engineering expertise.

Unparalleled Performance Across Various Scenarios

Our custom bearings have found their place in diverse scenarios – from enabling stunning water displays at five-star hotels to ensuring that professional skateboarders can perform at their peak. Industrial machinery, complex medical equipment, and top-of-the-line tools also benefit from our bearings’ superior reliability and durability.

The Art of Customization: Materials, Special Profiles, Shields, and Much More

At WIB, we use an array of methods to craft custom bearings. The choice of materials can significantly impact the performance of the bearing, influencing factors such as wear resistance, load capacity, and resistance to environmental conditions. We offer a wide range of materials including Chrome steel 100 Cr6, stainless steel, and ceramics, each chosen to match the specific needs of the application.

In addition to materials, we also work on special profiles, shields, seals, lubrication, snap rings, heat treatments, contact surfaces treatments, and much more to customize the bearing. Whether it is a profile on the inner or outer ring, a shield designed to protect the bearing from contaminants, or a particular heat treatment to improve hardness, every detail is considered.

An Unwavering Commitment to Swiss Excellence

In the end, all these efforts are aimed at one goal – to provide the best solution for our clients. We understand the significant impact a single bearing can have on the overall performance of a machine or a piece of equipment. That is why we take every step to ensure that our custom bearings not only meet but exceed the expectations of our clients.

In a world where innovation and technology are ever-evolving, WIB is proud to be at the forefront, pushing boundaries and delivering Swiss quality and performance to companies worldwide.

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