ABC Bearing Manufacturing. Your Premier Source For Japan Manufactured Bearings.

Reduce Your Lead Times

Our manufacturing facility operates like a job shop, manufacturing specific to customers applications with low to medium production runs. We are able to manufacture product faster than major manufacturers through cellular manufacturing methods, streamlined supply chain, and 10 years of knowledge & expertise. Each order is a priority.

Reduce Your Lead Spend

We strategically source materials and have minimized our manufacturing costs allowing us to offer the most competitive price in the industry. Additionally, we work directly with customers cutting out the middle man markup typically enjoyed by industrial distributors.

Japan Made Expert Manufacturing

ABC has uncompromising dedication to quality control, coupled with modern equipment, top grade materials, performance-tested products, and the work of our highly skilled technicians. Our steel is locally sourced and all of ABC product is manufactured at our +88,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Japan.

Maximum Life & Reduced Downtime

We tailor make bearings specific to your application. Whether it’s through enhanced materials, improved surface finishes, modified geometries, or installation / removal features.

Uncompromised Quality

Our company is ISO 9001 certified. We have implemented process controls, in process inspections, extensive software to track gage calibration, and tracking of material and heat treat certifications. We also have a co-ordinate measuring machine (measuring accuracy to 0.00005″) in a temperature controlled room, for all in-process and final inspections of dimensions, roundness, concentricity, and taper. All material certificates are filed in accordance with ISO requirements for future tracking and cross-referencing.

Unrivaled Customer Service & Support

We offer technical assistance, bearing analysis, trouble shooting, and in field service engineering support.

MACHINING

Raw material is received in either forged rings, tubing, bar stock, or centrifugally cast rings. ABC is equipped with modern CNC lathes and milling machines that soft machine components to a machine size, which allows for additional stock for distortion during the heat treat process. All operations are performed according to process sheets to keep processes consistent. Finished machined parts are identified and sent to heat treat.

HEAT TREATING

Most bearing components are hardened and tempered to provide either a through hardened part with hardness range of 58 to 62 Rockwell C scale, or a case carburized part with a relatively soft core and hard range.

Case carburized parts are less likely to fracture during impact or under load compared to through hardened material.

High carbon steels such as 52100 and 440C are used for through hardening and lower carbon steels such as 8620, 3310, and 9310 are used for case carburized parts. There are several different criterial in the bearing application which determines material selection and heat treat requirements.

GRINDING

After receipt of parts from heat treat, the parts are identified, inspected, and then ground to finish drawing size as per the prints. Generally grinding takes place in three different phases, namely surface grinding, bore grinding, and OD grinding. Depending on the complexity of the parts, they may require special grinding equipment and fixturing. ABC has conventional bore and OD grinders, vertical grinders, and CNC grinders. All processes are recorded, inspected, and documented as per the process sheet.

ASSEMBLY & PACKAGING

Once all the components have passed dimensional and magnetic particle inspection, they are assembled, checking for running clearances, dipped in a rust preventative, wrapped in moisture resistant wrap, and boxed for shipment. The boxes are labeled with the bearing number, date code, and other relative information depending on the bearing design.

JAPAN MANUFACTURING

After receipt of parts from heat treat, the parts are identified, inspected, and then ground to finish drawing size as per the prints. Generally grinding takes place in three different phases, namely surface grinding, bore grinding, and OD grinding. Depending on the complexity of the parts, they may require special grinding equipment and fixturing. ABC has conventional bore and OD grinders, vertical grinders, and CNC grinders. All processes are recorded, inspected, and documented as per the process sheet.

QUALITY CONTROL

Once all the components have passed dimensional and magnetic particle inspection, they are assembled, checking for running clearances, dipped in a rust preventative, wrapped in moisture resistant wrap, and boxed for shipment. The boxes are labeled with the bearing number, date code, and other relative information depending on the bearing design.

WARRANTY

All ABC product carries a 12 month warranty for manufacturing and workmanship.