Franke UK

Franke have been supplying OEM Machine Design and Build companies throughout the UK and Ireland with Linear and Rotary bearing systems for for over 70 years. Franke design and manufacture bespoke rotary and linear lightweight bearings, wire race bearings, linear motion systems and 3D printed bearings.

As part of the Franke Group, with headquarters in Germany, we are the inventor of the Wire Race Bearing and a global technology leader in the development and production of lightweight motion systems. We are the sole Franke consultants in UK and Ireland, with many of our products stocked at our UK facility in Preston, Lancashire shipped daily to all parts of the country.

With a collective knowledge and experience of over 70 years in engineering machine build applications, our team strive to collaborate with our customers, to ensure we offer expert solutions for a wide variety of projects and applications.

Supported by our extensive design team in Germany we design bearings that are bespoke to each customer project and specification. Working with the Franke team brings free extensive advice, catalogues and CAD files free of charge.

Focusing on the highest standards of engineering, quality and customer service, we strive to ensure that our products continue to deliver to meet the needs of our customers applications.

Erich Franke invented a new type of bearing in 1934 while searching for a space saving design: the wire race bearing. Over the years we have consistently enhanced his principle of four race rings. The four point contact that Erich developed allows a maximum degree of flexibility and lays the ideal foundation for individual product solutions.

Our customers are able to choose whichever material, geometry, size, bore pattern, gear and sealing they require. Product solutions are always tailored to suit the specific application, from the concept to prototype construction and on to extensive test series testing.

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