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Why Slim Section Bearings ?

Space and weight limitations

Bearings don’t need to be big to get the job done. The size difference between thin section bearings and other bearing styles is a major benefit for any application with space or weight restrictions.


The compact design of thin section bearings is beneficial in a few ways. First, the small size of a thin section bearing make it so that these parts don’t take up as much room in an application. Second, the reduced weight makes the overall application lighter and can reduce the amount of friction created during use. That’s a major advantage for both initial design of an application and the long-term efficiency of your operation.

Multiple configurations available

SSB offers a variety of sizes and configurations, allowing you to pick and choose between radial, angular, 4-point designs. Metric sizes can also be manufactured.

While there are a variety of thin section bearings available, these parts can also be specially designed to fit your specifications. Customization opportunities include:

Multiple cage options; Multiple shield and seal options; Materials for corrosion resistance and clean room conditions; Custom sizing; Duplexing; and Custom marking/private labeling.

Quick turnaround times

Time is not always on your side. Fortunately, SSB’s thin section bearing production process is very efficient, meaning that you won’t have to wait as long for these parts compared to most other types of bearing. Expedited timelines can help you avoid unnecessary – and costly – downtime.