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Refurbishing at Franke: Up to 60% cheaper than a new purchase!

Up to 60% cheaper than a new purchase!

Even with standard slewing rings, changing the wire race bearing can save up to 60% of the cost of purchasing a new bearing.

Especially in the case of complex housing parts with complicated geometry or made of exclusive materials such as stainless steel, such retreads quickly pay off.

It is often sufficient to replace individual components such as races, rolling elements and cages to make the bearing fully functional again.

The Franke refurbish-service

If Franke slewing rings are approaching the end of their estimated service life, the bearing is removed and sent to Franke for inspection. There, an initial visual inspection and assessment of the possibilities for retreading is carried out.

If the external condition of the bearing justifies reworking, the bearing is opened and disassembled into its individual parts. Even at this stage, the Franke specialists recognise the existing recycling potential.

A new bearing element is then manufactured from races, rolling elements and cage and inserted into the existing housing parts. After assembly, the bearing is inspected according to current quality standards and, if necessary, undergoes test runs on suitable test rigs. If all specifications are reliably met, the bearing will be returned to the customer. There it can be reinstalled and provide movement as if nothing had happened.

Refurbishing at Franke sustainable, quality assured & competent

Certified procedures and processes ensure the highest level of quality assurance and reliability at all times. This applies equally to new products and to repairs. As a development partner, Franke engineers and consultants are happy to provide information on site about the options available in individual cases for the cost-effective repair of wire race bearings. Particularly in today's age of cost-saving and sustainable production of goods, the idea of repairing tried and tested items instead of constantly buying new ones is becoming more and more important. Wire race bearings from Franke are ideal components for this.


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