Fields of Innovation

Lightweight construction

Competence in lightweight construction

Thanks to their patented technology, Franke wire race bearings offer maximum design freedom without compromising load carrying capacity. The enclosing construction can be realized in a variety of lightweight materials and its geometry can be optimally adapted to the respective application. With our many years of experience in the design of individual bearing solutions, we can provide you with optimum support when it comes to lightweight construction - from development to assembly, our experts are always available to provide you with competent support.

Franke bearing assembly
with 3D print housing

 

Franke carbon bearing assembly
in angular contact ball bearing design

 

Weight advantage over a steel bearing

Steel

Aluminium

45%

Plastic

27%

Carbon

17%

3D-print

11%

Using the example of a bearing assembly with ∅ 300 mm at the same load capacity

Advantages of Franke lightweight bearings

Through the use of ultra-light materials and state of the art manufacturing techniques, lightweight bearings from Franke enable substantial savings in weight, energy and space. The Franke principle of the inserted wire raceways ensures that rigidity and the highest precision are nevertheless maintained - over the entire service life. In addition, it guarantees you the optimum adaptation to your application.

Alternative materials such as high strength plastic or carbon allow significant weight savings.

Low moving masses ensure high energy efficiency and very quiet running.

Compact components and the freedom of design in the enclosing construction allow significant space savings.

Many lightweight materials have positive secondary properties such as low material expansion or non-magnetism.