Application example

C-arm x-ray machine


The imaging unit of an X-ray machine encloses a patient in an arched shape. The so-called C-arm should be easily and uniformly tilt-able by hand.


Franke wire race bearings as segment bearings.

Bearing solution used

Bearing element type LEL


The direct integration of the raceway segments into the housing parts saves space and costs. The segment bearing is adjusted backlash-free and can be moved by hand with defined resistance. The movement is quiet and uniform. The high torque forces are safely absorbed by the four-point bearing in any travel position.