Just because it’s standard doesn’t mean it’s the right fit, or as cheap as you thought.
At UMT Bearings Company, we help manufacturers reduce total product costs, speed time to market and improve product performance. Ninety percent of the time we do this by helping manufacturers realize the benefits of replacing a so-called cheaper standard bearing with a right-sized custom bearing. If you have an existing product in production, we can help there too. Ask about our product design analysis to see how we can help you drive down cost or boost product quality.
Is your current standard bearing over-specified for your total application needs? Standard parts are designed to accommodate a wide range of applications. By definition, that means they must be designed to:
The result is a standard bearing that does not fit your unique application as well as it should. Bearings that are over-specified significantly drive up total product cost and unnecessarily slow the production process. With a custom bearing, you save money with a bearing 100% matched to your needs.
Standard bearings are produced in configurations that make assemblies more complex than necessary. Complexity increases cost and lengthens production times.
Standard bearings are made to standard sizes and require you to fit your design to those sizes. A bearing that requires you to design the product around the bearing size, or increase overall product size, increases cost unnecessarily.
Potential for Bearing Failure due to Wrong Material Selection
Under what conditions does your product need to function? To what environment, materials, substances will it be exposed? Standard bearings are commonly manufactured from chrome steels and deteriorate quickly in many environments. They must be protected from damage which can dramatically complicate an assembly design.
Using a standard bearing that is not designed specifically for your operating environment seriously compromises the product’s efficiency, operability and even warranty.
Unnecessarily Expensive Manufacturing Method
Standard bearings are typically machined, heat treated and ground. Many times, other manufacturing methods can be used to produce a custom bearing more economically
Don’t drive up cost unnecessarily. Ask a custom bearing manufacturer to provide potential cost savings simply by selecting the appropriate manufacturing process.
Are you designing your product around the size, form or function of the bearing?
Is your product design vision compromised by the standard bearing’s limitations?
Are you incurring unnecessary assembly and stocking costs?
Custom bearings can:
It may seem easy to design a product around a standard bearing, but the truth is, costs are often higher and the product advantages that can be achieved with a custom bearing are sacrificed.
Is it time for a custom bearing?
If cost containment, time to market and product quality are key issues for your company, consider a custom bearing.
Call UMT Bearings Company for a free bearing design analysis. Our experienced engineers will review your application to ensure maximum design for manufacturability.
Let us help you reduce complexity, drive down total product cost, boost productivity and improve product performance.
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