Boca Bearings (www.bocabearings.com) has unveiled its expanded portfolio of Full Ceramic and Ceramic Hybrid bearings ideal for semiconductor manufacturing industry. The company provides various bearing styles suitable for semiconductor manufacturing and semiconductor equipment. Ceramic bearings can withstand challenging conditions during semiconductor production.
Ceramic materials that are generally used for bearings are Zirconia Oxide (ZrO2), Silicon Nitride (Si3N4), Silicon Carbide (SiC) or Alumina Oxide (Al2O3). The non-porous, glass like surface of ceramic can be used in clean rooms where traditional emissions and lubrications cannot be present. Ceramic is also non-corrosive, non-magnetic and has a very low rate of thermal expansion. Thus, ceramic bearings can be utilized in producing silicon wafer where high temperatures and high loads are exhibited during production.
Full Ceramic and Ceramic Hybrid versions offer various bearing styles, which include deep groove bearings, angular contact bearings, thrust bearings and self-aligning bearings. Ceramic Hybrid bearings feature steel races with ceramic balls, while Full Ceramic bearings have ceramic balls and ceramic races. The company offers the world’s most extensive inventories of ceramic bearings. It also provides custom built bearings to cater to the needs of the customer.
One of the world’s trusted company in ceramic bearings technology, the Boca Bearing Company’s hallmark since 1987 is the conservation of energy and the reduction of rolling resistance. A one stop shop for prototyping to production, the company requires no minimum order. The company’s broad portfolio of bearings meets the needs of customers, whether they are looking for high speed, longevity or affordability. Boca Bearings also offers wholesale discounts.