MOTION CONTROL: Quality Bearings & Components (QBC) announces a new addition to its line of reliable and cost-effective high-grade axial needle roller thrust bearings. This new line of metric axial needle roller thrust bearings features steel needles and ranges in widths from 2 to 5 mm. These thrust bearings, identified as the BTHBNGMAXK…Series, are designed to fit shafts with diameters ranging from 4 to 160 mm. Outside diameters range from 14 to 200 mm. Axial thrust washers to fit these bearings are also stocked. Quotes plus online orders are available at the new QBC eStore. This quality design ensures reduced friction, quiet operating ability and increased durability.QBC has in stock: miniature bearings, plastic bearings, rod end bearings, spherical bearings, pillow blocks, sintered bronze bushings, radial ball bearings, thrust bearings & washers, sleeve bearings, needle bearings, inner races, roller clutches, guide wheels & rail systems, linear ball bearings, inner and outer ring spacers and shafting. QBC stocks both inch and metric sizes. New to the website. is the company’s eStore, which allows you to check price and availability, place an order or request a quote anytime. QBC also provides custom-made bearings and shafting to the customer print. It also offers on-site relubing of bearings in a certified class 1000 clean room.
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