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Thin Section Bearings Designed for Medical Applications

Medical systems and other medical devices are becoming smaller and more efficient. Slim Section Bearings offers a line of bearing solutions for medical systems and other healthcare devices to address key concerns like reliability, minimized noise levels, and more to keep your applications running well for a long time.

Customized bearing solutions for the medical industry

Medical applications face a variety of challenges – tight space constraints, possible clean room conditions, and a need for reliable, maintenance-free parts. SSB offers a variety of radial, angular or four-point contact angle bearing solutions that address multiple types of loads and your specific performance requirements.

Our standard cross sections start as small as 3/16" and go up to 1" to fit your design needs, giving you plenty of performance in a slim package. We can also customize your parts to address other key requirements. If your medical system application does not allow for standard product, we can offer alternative materials and sizing for the rings, retainer, and balls, such as stainless steel or ceramic. Special coatings or grease options can also be added to bearings to protect your investments, maintain clean-room conditions, and help ensure that your parts are built to last.

Every application is different, which is why SSB works with you to identify one of our standard parts or customize a bearing for your exact needs. Medical applications where SSB can help include:

  • Diagnostic equipment
  • X-ray equipment
  • CT Scanners
  • Ophthalmic equipment
  • Human assist robotics
  • Robotic surgery devices
  • Oncology treatment machines
  • PET scanners
CT scanner that uses SSB thin section bearings for medical applications.
SSB - Thin Section Bearings & Slim Section Bearings


You have a plan. We have a bearing to help execute it. Build your own thin section bearing online or give us a call or email to learn more about SSB and our products.

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