Ball and Roller Bearing Plates

The Taylor & Fenn Company provides ferrous sand casting services for the rill, grinding, and lapping plates used in the manufacturing of ball bearings. Bearings are common devices used to facilitate smooth motion between two moving or rotating surfaces by reducing surface friction. They come in many shapes and sizes based on the application, however, ball bearings are the most common type.

Plate Types and Materials

Ball bearings are hardened, spherical, metal balls that can provide radial and thrust motion profiles for loads of relatively small sizes. They are made from thick, metal wire formed into a sphere through a process called cold heading. The resulting ball emerges with a ring of leftover wire around its circumference, commonly called flashing. Rill plates are used to remove the flashing and to prepare the balls for heat treatment. Once heat treated, the bearings move on to a grinding stage that involves the use of a grinding plate to smooth the bearing surface and ensure it is the right size. The bearings are then polished with lapping plates.

Our foundry is fully equipped to provide ferrous sand casting services of rill plates, grinding plates, and lapping plates in over 100 grades of iron and steel, including:

    • Gray Iron
      • Low Cost
      • Easy to Grind
      • Dampens Vibration
    • Ductile Iron
      • Enhanced Ductility
      • High-Impact Resistance
      • Low Thermal Conductivity
    • Cast Steel
      • Highly Resistant to Wear
      • High Resistance to Corrosion
      • Easily Customized (properties can be adjusted to meet application needs via carbon composition)
    • Custom proprietary alloys, upon request
      • Custom alloys can be tailored to meet application needs
      • Alloy consultations are carried out by trained metallurgists

The Taylor & Fenn Company promises to meet the material specifications and requirements for all types of bearing manufacturing plates based on the final application. Inferior or unsuitable materials can incur costly equipment failure or repairs. With support from trained metallurgists and NDT experts who guarantee the quality of each casted part, we prioritize the creation of defect-free, reliable products.

Fast Delivery for All Plate Types

We set the industry standard for ferrous sand casting, with four-week delivery for iron and five-week delivery for steel.

All of our castings are made with green sand and chemically bonded sand in flaskless, no-bake moldings. Customers can provide their own patterns or our engineers can provide custom, in-house patterns designed from your specifications. Additional services such as heat treatments and in-depth x-ray inspection of completed castings are also available upon request.

To find out more about our rill plate, grinding plate, and lapping plate sand casting services, contact us today.

 

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