SMB Bearings Ltd are one of the leading suppliers of miniature ball bearings for manufacturing, design and industrial applications in the UK and Europe. We have more than a quarter century of industry experience, and in addition to miniature bearings we also stock thin section, plastic, stainless steel and low noise electric motor bearings. Our in-depth product knowledge and expertise means we can save you time and money in choosing the correct bearing for your application. We can quote from descriptions or drawings as well as interpret manufacturer part numbers. We supply high precision EZO brand bearings as well as low-cost SMB China bearings. We keep high numbers of bearings in stock and can offer same-day worldwide despatch on most sizes. Our bearings are used in a wide variety of industries and applications, including automotive, bakery and other food machinery, bicycles, clocks, domestic appliances, fishing reels, precision instruments, medical equipment, remote controlled models and vacuum applications. We also offer bearing degreasing and re-lubrication services. We can clean all bearing surfaces as well as apply a wide range of specialised lubricants in accordance with your requirements. With our specialist equipment and years of experience, we can re-lubricate bearings of many different types, including needle roller, cylindrical, corrosion-resistant, thin section, miniature ball bearings and electric motor bearings. We can work with open and sealed bearings as well as those with non-removable shielding.
SMB Bearings is pleased to offer a comprehensive selection of ZrO2 ceramic bearings that have been designed for use with shaft sizes of 3mm to 50mm. Their composition of zirconium dioxide (ZrO2) rings and balls makes them suitable for a wide array of applications since they offer excellent chemical corrosion resistance, are non magnetic and non conductive. We offer two variations, the first being full complement (without cage) and the second featuring a PEEK cage. They perform well in high temperature applications with full complement bearings having the ability to withstand temperatures of up to 400C and PEEK cage bearings up to 260C. There are an extensive variety of sizes to choose from, full details of which can be found on our website.
Offering the same high quality and extensive features of our metric bearings, our imperial zirconia ceramic bearings come in a wide array of sizes for shafts 0.125” to 1.0” and are typically used in specialist applications. Choose from a full complement, no cage style or PEEK caging depending upon your requirements with flanged being an option in some of our sizes. These bearings are non magnetic and non conductive and have been manufactured to tolerate high temperatures of 400C (full complement) and 260C (PEEK). A complete list of sizes can be found on our website as well as further information on the materials used in our bearings.
We offer an extensive range of individually tested, chrome steel Electric Motor Quality (EMQ) bearings in metric shaft sizes ranging from 5 mm up to 40 mm.
We can supply low noise (EMQ or V2) as well as extra low noise (EMQ2 or V3) bearings designed for use with applications in which noise or vibration control is critical, such as miniature motors for hard disk drives or servos.
Various radial play groups are available, with standard CN or loose C3 being the most commonly stocked.
Our deep groove EMQ radial ball bearings can stand up to heavy radial loads as well as moderate thrust loads bi-directionally.
We supply flanged miniature bearings, also known as instrument bearings, to fit shaft sizes from 1 mm up to 9 mm. These bearings feature an outer ring flange that facilitates location within a housing.
Open, sealed or shielded deep groove radial flanged miniature bearings are available in chrome or stainless steel, with most sizes available in passivated stainless steel for use in corrosive environments. Many can be supplied as hybrid bearings with ceramic balls.
Our flanged miniature bearings can stand heavy radial loads and moderate thrust loads in both directions.
We have used our many years of experience in manufacturing miniature, thin-section and corrosion-resistant bearings to design and develop a range of high quality skate bearings that offer outstanding value for money with high performance for roller and inline skates, skateboards and Heelys.
Our skate bearings are lightly lubricated with free running grease, and offer easy rotation with EMQ noise rating, C3 radial play and P5 ISO/Abec rating. The types of skate bearings we manufacture are:
We supply miniature thrust bearings, also known as axial bearings, for shaft sizes between 3 mm to 10 mm. These are usually manufactured from SAE52100 chrome steel with brass retainers, but we can also supply them in stainless steel on special order.
We supply miniature thrust bearings with grooved washers to fit shaft sizes from 3 mm to 10 mm, and miniature thrust bearings with flat washers to fit shaft sizes from 5 mm to 10 mm.
Extended inner ring miniature bearings are available for shaft sizes from 0.0469 inch to 0.3125 inch. These bearings feature an extended inner ring that is 0.0312" wider than the outer ring.
Able to stand up to heavy radial and moderate thrust loads in both directions, these deep groove bearings are normally supplied in stainless steel but we can also provide them in chrome steel.
Our taper O.D. bearings are available for shaft sizes from 0.125 inch to 0.3125 inch, and are usually supplied in chrome steel but may also be available in stainless steel.
These bearings feature a wider or extended inner ring, and a flanged outer ring that is tapered slightly for fitting into sheet metal or soft steel. They are able to handle heavy radial and moderate thrust loads in both directions.
We supply flanged thin-section bearings for shaft sizes from 10mm to 30mm using chrome or stainless steel materials (specifically in SAE52100 chrome steel and AISI440C or KS440 stainless steel). They can be supplied open, shielded or sealed and feature a flange on the outer ring for use in housings. These tough and robust bearings are suitable for use with applications with heavy radial loads and moderate thrust loads in both directions. Our flanged thin section bearings are available in most sizes and can be manufactured from passivated stainless steel for use with applications in corrosive environments.
Our wide range of stainless steel bearings is suitable for shaft sizes from 10mm to 50mm. These stainless steel bearings can be supplied open, shielded or sealed and are available with bore sizes from 10mm upwards. They are manufactured from 440C grade or KS440 corrosion resistant steel and can withstand heavy radial loads and moderate thrust loads in both directions. They can also be supplied shielded or sealed with food grade lubricants or shielded with high temperature grease. Most of our stainless steel bearings can be supplied passivated for use in corrosive environments.
Metric miniature bearings are available for shaft sizes ranging from 0.6mm to 9mm. Manufactured in chrome steel or stainless steel, they can be used in all manner of applications across multiple industries, from food processing to toy manufacturing. Like most deep grove radial bearings, our miniature series can withstand heavy radial loads and moderate thrust loads in both directions, making them suitable for a range of demanding applications. Miniature metric bearings may be supplied open, shielded or sealed, depending on your requirement.
Inch series miniature bearings are available open, shielded or sealed with bore sizes ranging from 0.04” to 1.00”. Most sizes can be supplied flanged and many are available with extended inner rings. Supplied in either chrome steel or stainless steel, miniature bearings are - like most deep grove radial ball bearings -able to withstand heavy radial loads and moderate thrust loads in either direction. Passivated stainless steel bearings are also available: these are particularly suited to corrosive environments. For full technical data/specifications, please visit SMB online.
Thin-section bearings are available in chrome steel or stainless steel and can be made for shaft sizes ranging from 10mm to 80mm. They are supplied open, shielded or sealed. A selection of the smaller thin-section bearings are available with the TW high-speed synthetic retainer. As with many deep groove radial ball bearings, thin-section bearings are capable of withstanding heavy radial loads and moderate thrust loads in both directions, making them suitable for use in a variety of demanding applications.
We can supply popular metric bearings to fit shaft sizes from 10mm right up to 45mm. Popular metric bearings are available in a choice of open, shielded and sealed, with bore sizes starting from 10mm. They are available in SAE521000 chrome steel, and can withstand heavy loads and moderate thrust loads in either direction. Click on the link to view our table with full specifications.
Our plastic metric bearings come in a range of materials, but our most popular stock is made from acetal resin rings and balls and nylon cages. The balls are usually manufactured out of 316 grade stainless steel or glass, and are often used as corrosion-resistant bearings or magnetic bearings. Don’t forget, we can supply corrosion resistant plastic bearings with balls, rings and cages made from other materials, for use in higher temperatures – just ask us to order these for you.
Usually, our standard plastic ball bearings are stocked as open, but may also be supplied with an acetal shield and rubber seal. Click on the link to view our full product information, or contact us on 01993-842555 to discuss your requirements.
Flanged extended inner rings are manufactured using chrome steel or more commonly stainless steel, and have an inner ring that is wider than the outer ring, with a flange on the outer ring for location the bearing in a housing. The deep groove radial flanged extended inner ring bearings are able to withstand heavy radial loads and moderate thrust in both directions. Click on the link to view our full stock list, or contact us on 01993-842555 to discuss your requirements.
SMB’s plastic inch bearings are designed to fit shaft sizes from 0.125” to 1”. They are manufactured with different materials, usually have acetal resin rings and balls, and nylon cages. The balls are usually made from stainless steel or glass, so they are ideal for use as non-magnetic bearings, or as corrosion-resistant bearings.
Standard plastic bearings are usually only suitable for low loads and speeds, and should not be used in temperatures above 90 degrees C. Our plastic bearings are usually stocked open, but may come with an acetal shield and rubber seal. We have other sizes also available, so click on the link to find out more.
SMB Bearings Ltd offer a high-quality cleaning and re-lubrication service for open, shielded and sealed ball and roller bearings. Our full re-lubrication service is available for our own bearings, or customer-supplied bearings. We always used customer specified lubricants, and our many years of experience of re-lubrication means we are able to undertake any size project. We are highly experienced in using food safe greases, high temperature lubricants, radiation-resistant lubricants, waterproof greases, vacuum lubricants and dry lubricants, to meet your exact requirements.
Our range of professional de-greasing methods can clean all bearing surfaces before using proprietary lubrication equipment, to apply your choice of oil, grease or dry lubricant, or without any lubricant at all if required. If you need a specialist to re-lubricate high-spec bearings or find a cost-effective way to lubricate deep groove ball bearings, SMB have the equipment for you. We are able to check the quantity of grease present in each bearing, to provide highly accurate grease amounts depending on whether you require a low, normal or high grease fill.
We are happy to advise on the best choice of bearing lubricant for your equipment, and our in-house ultrasonic bearing de-greasing and bearing re-lubrication facility enables us to supply bearing samples at short notice. We always keep a wide stock of oils and greases, and have no minimum quantity order.
Here at SMB Bearings, we are pleased to supply top quality bearings for use in the automotive industry. These bearings can be supplied with a range of lubricants to suit different application requirements. Various types of bearings are available such as wiper motor bearings, alternator bearings, steering system bearings and more. Please contact our friendly team at SMB Bearings with your requirements.
We are also pleased to supply high quality bearings for use with bakery applications. These bearings are manufactured from stainless steel and can be supplied with perfluorinated grease to achieve maintenance-free performance in temperatures of up to 300 degrees C. Please head over to our website to find out more about our bearings, or contact us directly at SMB Bearings with your requirements.
SMB Bearings supplies thin-section cartridge bearings which can be used as bottom bracket bearings or hub bearings. These bearings can be supplied with metal shields, low friction seals and waterproof lubricants. They are available in small or large batch quantities and there is no minimum order quantity. If you would like to find out more about how to replace your bottom bracket bearings, please head over to our website to read the article from Sam Bennett of the RAF Cycling Club.
SMB Bearings also supplies top quality miniature bearings and instrument bearings. These can be supplied with a very light instrument oil or completely dry for free movement. All bearings are manufactured to incredibly high standards and offered at competitive prices. Please contact us at SMB Bearings to discuss your requirements
We supply corrosion resistant bearings which are suitable for use in harsh environments or for applications involving aggressive chemicals. The majority of our corrosion resistant bearings are manufactured from 440 grade stainless steel although 316 grade stainless steel bearings are also available. Various plastic bearings are available featuring balls made out of glass or stainless steel. The 316 stainless steel bearings and plastic bearings are only suitable for low load/low speed use. We also stock water/chemical resistant lubricants which are suitable for use with our range of corrosion resistant bearings.
We also supply bearings for use with domestic appliances. These low noise bearings or electric motor bearings are suitable for use with a range of domestic appliances such as vacuum cleaners, food mixers, washing machines and more. Please contact us at SMB Bearings with your requirements or for more information regarding our bearings.
Our electric motor bearings (EMQ or V2) and extra low noise bearings (EMQ2 or V3) are widely used for applications where the reduction of noise and vibration is critical. Examples of applications include: hard disk drive motors, servo motors, encoders, vcr capstan motors, vcr drum spindles and polygonal mirror scanner motors. All bearings are supplied at competitive prices and delivered within fast turnaround times. Please get in touch with your requirements or for more information.
We offer various thin-section bearings and EMQ2 low vibration bearings which are widely used as high-spec reel bearings. These types of bearings are much quieter in comparison with hybrid steel-ceramic bearings and are becoming increasingly popular on the market. Please contact us at SMB Bearings to find out more.
SMB Bearings is pleased to supply high quality stainless steel food grade bearings suitable for use in the food industry. These bearings can be lubricated with approved food greases and are widely used for applications such as motor bearings or food conveyor bearings.
SMB Bearings stocks a wide selection of instrument bearings. These are available in a range of sizes to suit different customer requirements. They can be supplied oil lubricated or lubricant-free for use with small measuring instruments. Please get in touch with your requirements or for more information.
SMB Bearings also supplies a variety of stainless steel instrument bearings suitable for a range of applications in the medical industry. Larger bearings are also available. Please head over to our website to find out more about our bearings and services. Alternatively, please contact us directly at SMB Bearings with your requirements/ enquiries and we will be happy to help.
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|Registered at Companies House:||25 June, 1991 (28 years ago)|
|No of Employees:||1-10|
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