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Airframe Control Bearings
Schatz Bearing manufactures a full line of aerospace bearings and aircraft ball bearings used in aircraft control, aircraft accessory, and aircraft gearbox applications. These ball bearing products fit into a broad category designed specifically for oscillation. However, because of their variety and versatility, they can be used in heavy duty pulley assemblies as well as other applications requiring rotation or oscillation. Due to their precision, axial and radial positioning, and oscillatory motion airframe control bearings can often be used in a variety of non-aircraft industries.
Aerospace Bearings & Defense Bearings
We produce precision OEM parts for the world’s leading commercial aerospace companies and aerospace bearings that meet or exceed the critical standards set by defense organizations. Our aerospace bearings withstand the speed, temperature, and load specifications of the aerospace and defense markets by providing high stiffness and low torque while still maintaining weight and size restrictions. Our proprietary and standard thin section bearings are engineered specifically for in-the-air and battlefield applications.
For Military and Defense programs, Schatz offers DFARs compliant options for the majority of standard and custom bearing designs. When ordering, or discussing design requirements with our technical team, please be sure to specify which DFARs clauses are to be flowed down to the bearings. In accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) managed by the Department of Defense (DoD), the most common bearing DFARs clauses are:
- 225-7001 Buy American and Balance of Payments
- 225-7009 Restriction on Acquisition of Certain Articles Containing Specialty Metals
- 225-7016 Restriction on Acquisition of Ball and Roller Bearings
Meeting Your Standards, and Theirs.
Many of our aerospace bearings are manufactured and approved to the applicable SAE and U.S. Government military standards, controlled by AS7949 (formerly MIL-B-7949). Our aircraft bearings are also approved to many OEM specifications.
This table is a list of the Schatz approvals to the AS7949 series.
|Description||Extra Light Torque Tube, Precision|
|Description||Light Duty, Torque Tube|
|Description||Heavy Duty, Self-Aligning|
|Description||Extra Heavy Duty, Double Row|
|Description||Extra Light Torque Tube|
|Schatz Series||DW, GDW|
|Description||Heavy Duty, Extra Wide, Double Row|
|Description||Extra Light Duty, Torque Tube, Self-Aligning|
|AS7949 Series||Schatz Series||Description|
|AS21428||MB500DD||Extra Light Torque Tube, Precision|
|AS27642||KP-B||Light Duty, Torque Tube|
|AS27643||DSP||Heavy Duty, Self-Aligning|
|AS27644||DPP||Extra Heavy Duty, Double Row|
|AS27646||B500DD||Extra Light Torque Tube|
|AS27647||DW, GDW||Heavy Duty, Extra Wide, Double Row|
|AS27648||KP-BS||Extra Light Duty, Torque Tube, Self-Aligning|
|AS27649||AW-AK||Intermediate Duty, Stainless Steel|
Bearings with a suffix -H are packed with grease that is approved to MIL-PRF-81322. Bearings with a -L are packed with grease that is approved to MIL-PRF-23827. Additionally, many other lubricants are available. Please see the Technical Info section for an additional listing of the available lubricants.
The majority of aircraft bearing series are cadmium plated per QQ-P-416E. Check the specification of each series for details. For series that are plated, all exposed surfaces of the inner and outer ring bearing components are plated with the exception of the inner ring bore.
Cadmium plating is very effective at preventing corrosion, including galvanic corrosion. Alternatives to cadmium plating such as zinc nickel plating (per ASM2417) are also available.
Many of the Schatz Aircraft Control series can be manufactured with modified designs to suit
application requirements. Examples of these modifications follow:
The aircraft ball bearings listed in this website are made using AISI 52100 steel. Schatz manufactures many of these bearing series in AISI 440C corrosion resistant stainless steel as well.
Additionally, many of these series can be manufactured utilizing Schatz specification
EMS138 which utilizes a high corrosion resistant and high fatigue resistant steel.
Learn more about Schatz Bearing material options.
Higher precision level
Many of these series are offered in compliance to higher precision levels. Higher precision versions of these series use an “M” prefix in the part number. For example, the precision version of KP8A is MKP8A.
Low starting torque
Schatz can modify the seal, grease, separator, and ball complement on many of the bearings to offer a lower starting torque than the standard series offers.
Angular contact bearings and duplex sets
Schatz can manufacture some of the series in angular contact versions that can be mounted as single bearings or in pairs as a duplex set for increased axial capacity and rigidity.
Refer to the Technical Info section for more details.
These series of aircraft bearings are also suitable for other applications with:
- Oscillatory or slow rotational speeds
- High loads
- Corrosive environments or where galvanic corrosion is a concern