More than just a bearing…
Not all plastic bearings are the same. BNL plastic bearings have evolved from the traditional radial bearing design into more complex designs, integrating features and functions. Over our 50 years, we have developed specific manufacturing methods and design techniques for plastic bearing products that allow us to create products that push the boundaries of plastic bearing capabilities.
Superior Moulded Plastic Bearings
Our plastic bearings are moulded rather than machined, giving them a longer operational life. The moulding process creates a fine grain and sheer layer surface, formed as the plastic cools, which improves tribological properties so wear is suppressed and operational life is prolonged.
The manufacture of machined plastic bearings, whether fully machined from stock or with machined raceways, removes these layers, causing a reduced wear rate and life when compared to BNL moulded products. Over 50 years, we have refined our manufacturing so that all our processes are specifically developed towards producing high quality plastic bearings.
Read more about the superior performance of BNL’s moulded bearings.
Integrated Plastic Bearing Design
Our original bearings were recognisable, traditional products including radials, pulleys, wheels and thrust races – moulded for longer operational life.
We have developed our manufacturing techniques over the years to adapt our product ranges to what our customers require. We have refined our design, tooling and moulding processes to give us considerable freedom of design, creating our complex bearings that combine different features into the bearing raceways. We design bearings of various shapes and sizes and can integrate different components of the original bearing assembly into a single moulded product.
Find out more about our integrated designs and capabilities.
We recognise that each of our customers and their products are different. An off the shelf or traditional bearing will not always be the best solution. In fact, we can often improve efficiency, increase performance or add-value to a product or system with a custom designed bearing, giving our customers advantages they had not realised were possible.
See some of the applications we have provided custom designed solutions for.
Standard Plastic Bearing Ranges
We have not abandoned our roots. We still provide traditional bearing designs and products to our customers. We still have a large range of products available that we supply to customers across the globe in material handling, food processing, medical and industrial machinery amongst others.