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At the Engineering Design Show 2012, Schaeffler subsidiary Barden will showcase its range of high-precision deep-groove and angular ball bearings for applications including aerospace and defence, dental and medical, vacuum pumps and critical industrial systems.

In addition, the company will highlight its ability to develop non-standard, custom-engineered bearings for harsh applications.

This can include bearings with special cage designs or closures, hybrid bearings, special sealing technologies, lubrication features or special surface coatings and bearing materials.

Event information

  • The Engineering Design Show 2012 will be held on 10–11 October 2012 at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.
  • Barden will host a workshop on 11 October, where Nick Dowding, business development manager at the company, will give a presentation entitled ‘Reliable long-life bearing design for high-speed and harsh environments’.
  • The workshop will cover topics including what is required for achieving near-infinite bearing fatigue life; basic bearing parameters that should be analysed and how to interpret the results; considerations when selecting bearings for high-performance applications; and the types of software tools that are available for bearing life analysis.

Barden

The Barden Corporation specialises in the design and manufacture of super precision ball bearings used in high performance applications across a broad range of market sectors. The company’s extensive product line includes key components for the aerospace and defence sectors, vacuum pumps, food processing, robotics and medical equipment.

The Barden Corporation specialises in the design and manufacture of super precision ball bearings used in high performance applications across a broad range of market sectors. The company’s extensive product line includes key components for the aerospace and defence sectors, vacuum pumps, food processing, robotics and medical equipment.

These products are predominantly radial, single and double row, angular contact or deep groove super precision ball bearings, which are offered in thousands of standard variations, although a significant proportion of production is devoted to special bearings. Bearings come in inch or metric dimensions with diameters ranging from 4mm (0.16″) outer diameter (OD) up to 180mm (approx 7″) OD and can operate comfortably at speeds of two million dN (bore in mm x RPM) or above. A variety of bearing seals, shields and metallic/non-metallic cage designs are available for all products.

Barden’s engineering team is able to offer unique solutions to bearing-related challenges by developing bearings and complex assemblies to assist customers in reducing parts count, assembly time and operating costs. Products across all ranges can meet and usually exceed ISO P2 (ABEC 9) standards whilst also offering full traceability back to raw materials where required.

The Barden Corporation is a key strategic member of the multinational Schaeffler Group, which specialises in bearing technologies and precision products for aerospace, industrial plant and automotive industries and has over 82,000 employees at approximately 170 locations in 50 countries. Schaeffler is headquartered in Germany and oversees three main brands: FAG, INA and LuK. Barden’s activities are supported by sister sites, The Barden Corporation (US) based in Danbury, USA, and the Winsted Precision Ball Company in Connecticut, USA.

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