As the name suggest, thin section bearings are bearings where the space between the inside and outside rings has been reduced. Thin section ball bearings were developed for applications in which space is limited. These include bearings for instrumentation, robotics, medical, aerospace and optical equipment.

Alongside minimal space, thin section bearings can offer a solution when weight reduction is required. This is particularly advantageous for applications that require high levels of precision and accuracy.

SMB Bearings is the official UK distributor of Sapporo Precision, manufacturer of EZO thin section ball bearings. These thin section ball bearings can be supplied open, shielded or sealed.

The EZO range from Sapporo Precision is renowned for its excellent accuracy and reliability due to exceptional tight tolerances and manufacturing quality. For more information on these thin section product variants, check out our full EZO bearings range.

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