LVA Steel Specification

LVA Steel

LVA Photograph

Product type

  • Bearing assembly in steel design
  • LVA is a bearing assembly with housing rings made of steel and integrated bearing element. Franke bearing assemblies in type LVA are designed for medum rotatinal speeds and accuracies. They are available on short notice, in some cases even from the warehouse.


  • Ready to install, wide selection range
  • Preloaded free from clearance
  • Selected diamters available ex works
  • Franke bearing assemblies type LVA are ready-to-use, complete bearings with integrated Wire Race Bearings. Designed as 4-point bearings, they absorb equal load from all sides and are insensitive to impact and vibration. The bearing assemblies are sealed on both sides and set free from clearance and are preloaded. On request you can receive the bearing assemblies ex works with your specified preload values.

Diameter Range

  • From 100 – 1800 mm

Technical Details

Circumferential speed max. 5 m/s, without seals max. 10 m/s
Screw connection See Technical Information
Lubricant grease Shell Gadus S3 V220C2
Relubrication Using grease nipples according to DIN 3405
Lubrication schedule See Technical information
Material Inner / Outer ring: C45N, ball race rings: 54SiCr6, rolling elements: 100Cr6, cage: PA12, seal: NBR
Temperature in use –20 °C to +80 °C, briefly up to +100 °C

Technical information / calculation

Please find additional information on bearing selection, calculation, mounting and setting in ‘Technical information’. Our technical consultants are pleased to assist you in identifying the correct bearing assembly for your application.


LVA Steel Drawing



Rotational resistance

The rotational resistance indicates the preload on the bearing assembly. It is dependent on the respective type and the race ring diameter. The values indicated in the diagram are standard values and can be aligned individually.

LVA Steel Graph

Radial and axial runout accuracy

The running accuracies indicated in the diagram are maximum values.

LVA Graph 2

Standard Cages

Strip cages for the LBK series

The band cage is segmented in the length required respectively and delivered fitted with balls and ready-to-use. The number of segments is dependent on the bearing diameter and the ball size. The band cage can also be created in one part for special applications.

Standard Cages

Special Cages

Flat cages made of hard fabric, non-corrosive steel, brass.

It is mandatory to use a flat cage for temperatures exceeding 100 °C and with ball diameters larger than 20 mm. Special solutions, including complete non-corrosive properties or radiation resistance, are also possible.

Special cages in the form of band or prong-type cages are available for special requirements in terms of ambient conditions or mounting space.

Franke also delivers materials such as plastic, non-corrosive, brass and Teflon.

Special Cages


Larger bearings and bearing elements use washers to simplify adjustment between the separate inner and outer rings. The washers are made of non-corrosive sheet steel. It is sensible to include in the design specifications a theoretical initial gap of 0.5 mm for the adjustment.




By standard, the bearing assemblies are fitted with sleeve seals S120. Temperature: –30 °C to +80 °C (NBR).
Max. circumferential speed: 5 m/s.

The seals can be ordered by the meter in order to seal the construction (e.g. when using a bearing element). The joint is then bonded using adhesive agent Loctite 401®.



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4 Point Contact

Freedom of Design

4 Point contact principle to take load from all directions. the rolling process does not take place directly between the rolling elements and the mating structure, but rather on special race rings, giving maximum freedom of design.


Minimal Mounting Space

Minimal Mounting Space

Requiring only a small mounting space, the compact and highly resilient four-point geometry of Franke Bearings gives you maximum freedom of design, making an ideal design component for your application.


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