For those of you that thought bearings were part of a broad category, manufacturing constitutes an even broader category. At Auburn Bearing & Manufacturing, our expertise lies not only in the thrust bearings and custom bearings, but also in custom manufacturing. Our precision manufacturing facility can produce custom mechanical parts to help solve your customer’s problems.
We at Auburn Bearing & Manufacturing have part numbers in our catalog that have not been made in 20 years but it’s not a problem if you want one of these items. Why, you ask? Our production equipment is designed for low to medium volume quantities with a high mix of part numbers. This allows us to have shorter production lead and run times.
The balls in conventional thrust bearings are in constant contact with the round or radius grooves. This creates friction, building up heat and reducing load capacity. Auburn Bearing & Manufacturing has redesigned the groove to an uneven “V” configuration, reducing friction and drag. This results in cooler temperatures, longer life and increased load capacity.
Fairport Products purchased the Auburn Ball Bearing and tube winder product lines from M. D. Knowlton Company in August of 2006. Since that time the companies have been known as two separate entities – Fairport Products and Auburn Ball Bearing. Now the two will become one company known as Auburn Bearing & Manufacturing.
It’s true… we have been in the bearing business for a long time now. Auburn Ball Bearing was established in 1898. Recently, we came across this piece of memorabilia from our early years and wanted to share it with you. It is from an exhibit at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, Missouri.