NKE Austria GmbH released single-row deep groove ball bearings with optimized performance capabilities and a longer life over standard bearings for conveyors in harsh conditions.

The bearings have a special cage construction of low-friction synthetic material, improved raceway geometry, adjusted radial internal clearance, special low-friction seals and a specific lubricant. The bearings maintain their function under heavy loads and without increased frictional torque, the company reported. They reduce the risk of fire, reduce energy consumption, increase conveyor system reliability, and lower overall operating costs.