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Ball bearings for navigation measurement equpiments

August 2020
25
Author: GMN
Company: GMN Paul Müller Industrie GmbH & Co. KG
Ball bearings for navigation measurement equpiments

GMN has been involved in the manufacture of special bearings for navigation systems, starting our company’s long tradition in measurement equipment.

PRECISION GUARANTEED

GMN bearings and bearing units for measurement equipment provide the highest precision and stable quality with low installation space and weight. Products include:

  • Rotary encoder
  • Navigation systems (e.g. gyro compass)
  • Probes of coordinate measuring systems

The challenges for measurement technology:

  • System accuracies up to
  • Low, non-repeatable beat (NRR)
  • High system rigidity
  • High tuning accuracy
  • Low starting and running friction torque
  • Compact dimensions (thin-section bearing)
  • Low system weight (materials, construction)
  • Absolute cleanliness during assembly

OPTIMIZED ENGINEERING

Development and manufacturing products and solutions for measurement equipment places significant requirements on design, manufacturing, measurement systems and component handling. 100% inspection of individual parts and total systems are a significant condition for constant quality and the highest precision.

Significant performance criteria are:

  • Very compact designs using GMN’s manufacturing technologies for thin-walled bearings
  • Innovative, weight-saving compound techniques
  • Assembly in laminar flow hoods

OPTIMIZED ENGINEERING

GMN bearings and bearing units for measurement equipment provide the highest precision and stable quality with low installation space and weight. Products include: Navigation systems (such as gyro compasses), rotary pulse generators, probes for coordinate measurement systems.

KL_SL_Navigation_BSP1_935x550

FLANGE BEARINGS FOR POSITIONING SYSTEMS

  • Special design (thin-walled, double-row)
  • Special cage (toroid)
  • Very low, specified starting torque
  • Constant, specified friction torque
  • Very high running accuracy
  • Highest tuning accuracy
  • Material: stainless steel (AISI 440 C)

KL_SL_Navigation_BSP2_935x550

BEARINGS FOR ROTARY SENSORS

As a single bearing with a special design (dimensions, cage, sealing) …

  • Thin-ring bearings (compact design space)
  • Very high running accuracy
  • Bearings paired and matched
  • Lifetime lubrication

… fully assembled unit (bushing and bearing)

  • Very high running accuracy
  • Bushing material: Steel

KL_SO_NAV_BSP3_935x550

BEARINGS FOR FEELER HEADS IN COORDINATE MEASUREMENT MACHINES

  • Fully assembled unit (bushing and bearing)
  • Thin-ring bearings (compact design space)
  • Bearings paired and matched
  • Very high running accuracy
  • High stiffness
  • Lifetime lubrication
  • Bushing material: Aluminum