Franke Bearings were thrilled to feature alongside Cyclopic, at the 2019 Advanced Engineering exhibition last week. As a ‘featured exhibitor’ Cyclopic showcased the world’s first spokeless, foldable Ebike. The innovative Ebike, features a bespoke Franke Wire Race Bearings which is lightweight and low maintenance, allowing for smooth running innovative applications.

Our Wire Race Bearings are based on a simple yet ingenious principle: Individual race rings made of wire are fitted with a raceway that is designed precisely to match the diameter of the rolling elements. Therefore, the rolling action does not take place directly between the rolling elements and mating structure, but rather with low-friction on the four open race rings. This engineering principle permits free design of the mating structure in terms of its geometry and material selection.

Wire Race Bearings are extraordinarily compact and fit snug in even the tiniest mounting spaces. Their compact form and the free material selection for mating structures permit the construction of lightweight designs whose low masses also require less operating power.

Do you have an application that is in need of a bespoke application? If so give us a call on 01772 780200 or contact us below. 

Phil Worden and Alan Rallings of Cyclopic
Franke attend Advanced Engineering exhibition