Gehrig® manufacture design and supply a wide range of ceramic bearings and associated components made from technical ceramics, especially for challenging ambient conditions.
Ceramic bearings offer the following advantages:
- minimal abrasive wear
- excellent corrosion resistance,
- good dimensional stability
- high temperature strength, low weight
- low centrifugal forces, no seizing
- lubricant-free running
- bio-chemical compatibility
They are also suitable for use in vacuums, offer high levels of electrical insulation and are non-magnetic.
Gehrig® is a German company at the forefront of ceramic bearing technology. It supplies components made from technically-advanced ceramics for use under challenging conditions. Gehrig’s skilled materials scientists, technicians and engineers have many years of experience in the design and application of ceramic bearings and associated components.
Moreover, Gehrig® can specify, design or procure specialized bearings for any technically challenging application and can offer efficient solutions for short production runs along with timely delivery.
Reference: Max-Planck-Institute, Greifswald Germany
The Max-Planck-Institute for Plasma Physics (IPP) is on eof the largest fusion research centers in Europe. The Greifswald Site was launched in December 2015 the fusion experiment Wendelstein 7-X in operation. The goal of the research is to copy and understand the energy production of the sun on the earth by fusion of atomic cores to obtain energy.Wendelstein 7-X is a key experiment in international fusion research, since here the power plant suitability of this particular system type is to be demonstrated. The heart of the plant are fifty not level and twenty level superconducting magnet coils which generate a magnetic field and so the hydrogen plasma, is heated up to 100 million°C. End of 2013 The Company Gehrig® Bearings contributed non-magnetic ceramic deep groove ball bearings for high vacuum pumps for the plant.