Top Seven Brands Of Linear Bearings For 2023

Oct 07, 2023

Linear bearings are essential components for linear motion systems, typically used in conjunction with cylindrical shafts. These bearings find widespread application in industrial machinery such as precision machine tools, textile machinery, food packaging machinery, and printing machinery. With numerous brands of linear guide bearings available in the market, making a purchasing decision can often be challenging. Today, we will introduce the top seven global linear guide bearing brands. Getting acquainted with these brands will help make your purchasing decisions wiser.


1. THK (Japan THK)

Japan THK Corporation is dedicated to the development, production, and sales of mechanical components, including LM rolling guides, ball splines, ball screws, and electric smart combination units. LM rolling guides are their flagship products, being the first globally to apply linear rolling components to practical applications. They enable the development of high-precision, high-rigidity, energy-efficient, and long-life high-speed machine tools.


2. HIWIN (Taiwan HIWIN)

The HIWIN brand from Taiwan enjoys a global reputation, offering a product range that includes linear guides, ball screws, linear modules, linear motors, linear actuators, position measurement systems, and more. These products are widely used in fields such as CNC machine tools, woodworking machinery, material handling equipment, precision measurement instruments, industrial automation machinery, electronic semiconductor equipment, robotic arms, and packaging machinery. They fulfill the requirements of precision linear motion and positioning in various industries.


3. IKO (Japan IKO)

IKO from Japan was among the first companies to develop needle roller bearings and enter new areas like linear motion series and electromechanical combination series based on its unique technological advantages.


4. PMI (Taiwan PMI)

PMI Technology Co., Ltd., founded in 1990, specializes in the research and development, as well as the manufacturing of precision-grade and precision-rolled ball screws. They have obtained ISO 9001 international quality certification and ISO 14001 environmental certification. In May 2009, they successfully passed the BSI certification company's OHSAS-18001 review. PMI is one of the few well-known manufacturers globally capable of producing JISC0-grade ball screws while also focusing on environmental protection.


5. Germany REXROTH Bosch Rexroth

Bosch Rexroth Rexroth Company in Germany merged with the original Bosch Automation Technology Division in 2001 to become Bosch Rexroth Rexroth, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bosch Group. However, it operates independently and provides solutions for industrial hydraulics, electronic drives and controls, linear drives and assembly technology, pneumatics, and hydraulic drives and controls for mobile machinery.


6. Japan NSK

NSK Ltd., founded in 1916, was the first company in Japan to design and manufacture bearings. Over the decades, NSK has developed numerous innovative bearings to meet the needs of users worldwide, making significant contributions to industrial development and technological advancement.


7. China Yiheda

Yiheda, founded in 2010, primarily engages in the research, development, and sales of factory automation (FA) key components and equipment. By standardizing FA parts and components and categorizing them based on their end applications, Yiheda aims to offer customers high-quality products at lower costs and shorter product delivery times. They have been striving to increase production efficiency and lower overall production costs by emphasizing product standardization and modularity. By the end of 2022, the company's product range covered 210 categories, 3,595 sub-categories, and more than 1.5 million SKUs of FA parts and components. With this extensive offering, Yiheda provides one-stop shopping services to clients in a wide range of industries, including electronics, EV battery manufacturing, automotive, solar energy, and industrial robotics.


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