Franke GmbH

Obere Bahnstrasse 64
Aalen, 73431 Germany
https://www.franke-gmbh.de/

Erich Franke invented a new type of bearing in 1936 while searching for a particularly space-saving design: the Wire Race Bearing. Over the years we have consistently enhanced his principle of four race rings. Today our product program includes rotative and linear components – with and without drive. We employ a workforce of 300 at our headquarters in Aalen. We are also represented at many locations throughout the world. With our products we enable our customers to develop innovativ products and services throughout the world.

Products
  • Machine Tools/Equipment
  • Motion Control Equipment
  • Power Transmission, Actuators & Mechanics
Services
  • Business Services
  • Consulting Services
  • Engineering Services
The decisive difference between an ordinary ball bearing and a Franke wire race bearing is in the raceways. In a wire race bearing, the rolling elements do not roll on solid housing rings, but on high performance wires. The flexibility of this principle makes it possible to design more freely and simply, in order to develop better products. The free choice of material and the free design of the enclosing structure also allow the weight of the overall product to be reduced considerably.

The decisive difference between an ordinary ball bearing and a Franke wire race bearing is in the raceways. In a wire race bearing, the rolling elements do not roll on solid housing rings, but on high performance wires. The flexibility of this principle makes it possible to design more freely and simply, in order to develop better products. The free choice of material and the free design of the enclosing structure also allow the weight of the overall product to be reduced considerably.

Franke linear systems transfer the ingenious principle of the wire-race bearing to linear movements. Inserted raceways ensure the load capacity on all sides. The rest of the construction can therefore be made of lightweight aluminum. Large guided rollers ensure smooth running - maintenance-free over the entire service life. Thanks to their modular design, Franke linear systems can be individually adapted to requirements.

Franke linear systems transfer the ingenious principle of the wire-race bearing to linear movements. Inserted raceways ensure the load capacity on all sides. The rest of the construction can therefore be made of lightweight aluminum. Large guided rollers ensure smooth running - maintenance-free over the entire service life. Thanks to their modular design, Franke linear systems can be individually adapted to requirements.

Franke bearing assemblies with integrated direct drive (torque motor) are characterized by high dynamics, maximum energy efficiency and a compact installation space combined with center-free design. The integration of the drive into the bearing housing means that wear-prone assemblies for transmitting drive power, such as toothed belts, shafts or chains, can be dispensed with. This reduces the required drive energy and also benefits more accurate positioning.

Franke bearing assemblies with integrated direct drive (torque motor) are characterized by high dynamics, maximum energy efficiency and a compact installation space combined with center-free design. The integration of the drive into the bearing housing means that wear-prone assemblies for transmitting drive power, such as toothed belts, shafts or chains, can be dispensed with. This reduces the required drive energy and also benefits more accurate positioning.

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