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Ball Transfer Units

As one of the UK's leading retailers of new and replacement parts for a wide variety of industrial, commercial and domestic machinery, vehicles and plant, Simply Bearings stocks an extensive range of ball bearing transfer units. Employed in an array of different applications, we offer ball transfer units produced from a variety of materials ranging from polymer plastics to stainless steel. This allows us to say with confidence that you will be able to find the unit suited to your requirements.

Ball transfer units consist of ball bearings mounted inside a cylindrical container. One larger bearing protrudes from the top and is supported by many smaller bearings inside the container. These units are frequently used in airport luggage handling systems, industrial manufacturing operations and general conveyance systems.

They are generally installed in arrays referred to as 'ball transfer tables', working in tandem to allow the swift transport of objects; however, the average person may be more familiar with a ball bearing transfer unit as seen in place of wheels on some suitcases. Their ability to move in any direction makes them much more effective for this purpose than the more common caster wheels, which have to be aligned toward the direction of travel and tend to break fairly easily.

Our ball bearing transfer unit range is, for the most part, manufactured by IGUS, a German technical firm renowned for uncompromising precision and outstanding quality in its work. IGUS's bearing transfer units use polymer-based components, providing low friction coefficients in a lubricant-free operation requiring minimal maintenance.

Polymer is well-suited for low-load bearing environments and for handling sensitive items, such as in the pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries. We also stock transfer units featuring stainless steel balls for applications demanding a higher load tolerance. To make sure you find the right part for your project, click 'Technical Info' below any item to view more information, including schematics, dimensions and maximum axial load capacity ratings.

We are proud to offer free delivery on all UK orders by second class post, with other expedited shipping options available should you wish. We are sure you will be happy with your order; however, we still offer a no-quibble refund. Simply return the item in its original condition within 90 days. Our professional and trade partners can also benefit from the price breaks offered for high volume purchases.

If you have any queries or need assistance in finding the right part, don't hesitate to get in touch and a member of our team will be happy to help.


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