At SMB Bearings,
we are proud of our ability to service a wide range of industrial, manufacturing,
and design applications. We started in 1985 as a specialty provider of
miniature and small ball bearings, including inch and metric
ball bearings. Though we remain specialists, we have also expanded
our selection to better meet the diverse needs of our customers. Some
of the more common applications for our bearings are listed below:
Our miniature bearings can be supplied with a range of special
lubricants in standard or low vibration grade as wiper motor
bearings, alternator bearings, steering system bearings etc.
Our stainless steel bearings can be supplied with
very high temperature perfluorinated grease to give maintenance free performance
in temperatures of up to 300C. Specially loose bearings can be offered
for very high temperature environments.
Bicycle Bearings (Cartridge Bearings)
Our thin-section cartridge bearings can
be used as bottom bracket bearings or hub bearings and are available with
metal shields or low friction seals and waterproof lubricants. If you
are buying for your own bike or as a shop, there is no minimum order quantity.
Click here for an article on
how to replace your bottom bracket bearings. Thanks to Sam Bennet from
the RAF Cycling Club for the article.
Our miniature bearings and instrument
bearings can be supplied with a very light instrument oil or completely
dry for free movement. Remember, we have no minimum order quantity.
Our corrosion resistant bearings can be
used in marine environments or with aggressive chemicals. We stock most
of our range in 440 grade stainless steel. We can also supply some sizes
in 316 grade stainless steel. We stock a range of plastic bearings with
balls made out of glass or 316 stainless steel. Both 316 stainless and
plastic bearings are only suitable for low load/low speed use. We keep
a stock of water/chemical-resistant lubricants which can be applied to
any of our corrosion resistant bearings.
Domestic Appliance Bearings
Low noise bearings or electric motor bearings (EMQ grade bearings)
can be supplied for use i many different domestic appliances such as vacuum
cleaners, food mixers or washing machines.
Low noise bearings (EMQ or V2) and extra low noise bearings (EMQ2 or V3)
can be supplied for noise or vibration critical applications. These include
miniature motors such as hard disk drive motors, servo motors, encoders,
vcr capstan motors, vcr drum spindles and polygonal mirror scanner motors.
Fishing Reel Bearings
Many of our thin-section bearings are used
as high spec reel bearings and our EMQ2 low vibration bearings with oil
lubrication spin freely and quietly. These low noise bearings are more
popular than many hybrid
steel-ceramic bearings as they are much quieter and smoother than
the low grade hybrid bearings that are sold worldwide. No minimum order
Food Machinery Bearings
Our stainless steel food grade bearings
with approved food greases can be used as food industry bearings for example
motor bearings or food conveyor bearings.
We hold stock of many sizes of high precision,
oil lubricated or lubricant free instrument bearings for use in small
Medical Equipment Bearings
We supply stainless steel instrument bearings and
larger bearings to many manufacturers of medical equipment.
We stock many model
bearings for use in radio control cars, slot cars, planes, boats and
helicopters as well as model trains. Most of the applicable sizes will
be found in the miniature (metric or inch) bearing catalogue section.
Check thin-section bearings for anything bigger. Thrust bearings are listed
separately. If you are unsure of the sizes, send your bearings to us to
be measured. We have no minimum order quantity.
bearings, skateboard bearings and in-line skate bearings are available
with low noise and easy rotation. These are all noise and vibration tested
and we offer these with steel balls or ceramic balls and also stock a
stainless steel version.
We can supply dry bearings, moly-disulphide treated or specially greased
bearings for vacuum applications.