Chrome Steel Ball Bearings

Chrome steel ball bearings are a standard for applications where high load capacity is most important component of your operation. At IBSCO, we have a large inventory of chrome steel ball bearings that present a durable, cost-effective option for companies looking for superior hardness, quiet operation and a longer working life than 440 grade stainless steels. Chrome steel as a material has excellent machineability and is known for giving low noise raceway finishes as a ball bearing material. We carry chrome ball bearings from the highest quality manufacturers that ship quickly, so you're never waiting for bearings.

Chrome Ball Bearings

SAE 52100 Chrome Bearings

The high carbon content in SAE 52100 ball bearings allow for a high resistance to cracking and heating. Chrome steel balls are used in precision ball bearing applications, and are crafted to be very hard and have a high load capacity. These properties offer a durable, cost-effective solution for many industrial needs. Key elements that chrome steel provides are quiet operation and a long working life. The SAE 52100 bearings that IBSCO offers are the most common chrome steel balls used, and offer a high tolerance for surface finishing and resistance from deformation.

Advantages of Chrome Steel

  • Superior hardness, 60-67 on Rockwell hardness scale (Rc) at room temperature
  • High carbon chrome alloy steel
  • Operates continually at temperatures up to 120°C
  • Used to produce precision ball bearings and roller bearings
  • Cost-effective
  • Long working life

The wear resistance of chrome steel balls are unparalleled, and are ideal for use in aerospace applications, including the wings of airplanes. Uses in the medical field include ball bearings in hospital beds, and are preferred because of the fine surface finishing properties that provide quiet operation. This material also has a high resistance to deformation, making it a very durable asset.

Quality Chrome Ball Bearings, fast

At IBSCO, we possess a large inventory of chrome steel bearings, allowing us to ship faster than manufacturers themselves often within a week. In addition, our inventory management services and JIT capabilities can help ensure you'll never be waiting for the chrome steel bearings you need.

And our commitment to quality is unmatched. We are ISO 9001:2008 certified, we maintain lot traceability for all chrome steel bearings, and our quality control improvements are ongoing.

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