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High Durability for the Demands of Space

Find space bearings that can withstand vacuum environments, extreme temperatures, and vibration levels. Schatz is a Made in USA manufacturer of precision bearings for space applications such as reaction wheels, gimbal instruments, radar, satellite, and general space equipment. 

Whether you need space bearings for actuation systems or for indexing or optical imaging applications, Schatz is the precision bearing manufacturer you’ve been looking for. Keep reading to learn about our ball bearings and their benefits. You’ll also find part numbers, specifications, and resources.

ball bearings by Space application

Satellite Bearings

Satellite bearings are high precision, high reliability products that support onboard systems such as reaction wheels, flywheels that are used for attitude control in the X, Y, and Z axes and that rotate by very small degrees.

Reaction wheel bearings must withstand vibrations and spin reliably for years in the vacuum of space, and with only small amounts of lubricating oils.

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Gimbal Bearings

Gimbal bearings are precision components that help position engines for maximum thrust. They are used with gimbals, devices that consist of at least two rings attached to each other axially at 90 degrees.

Gimbal bearings are designed to provide low torque and high stiffness. Types include radial, angular, four-point, and double angular. The ring material provides corrosion resistance.

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Built for Space

Our bearings for spacecraft and satellites meet ABEC 1F, 3F, 5F, or 7F precision levels. Like other types of space bearings, they feature a stainless steel construction and support lubrication for specific applications.

Schatz space bearings can resist corrosion and are designed to withstand violent shaking and sustained acceleration forces.

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Features

  • Stainless steel construction
  • Space-specific special cleaning processes related to cages and metal surfaces
  • Special processing to minimize grind tears and dents
  • Bearing bores up to 12”
  • Lubricant methods matched to your specific application

PRODUCT PARTS AND SPECIFICATIONS

Thin Section Bearings

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Custom Ball Bearings

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