Thin section bearings have high precision, are very quiet and have high load carrying capacity. These ball bearings are available in three different designs and have an extremely small, predominantly square cross-section. Within each series, the cross-section remains constant even for larger shaft diameters and housing bores. The bearings are therefore also described as Constant Section (CS). This special feature distinguishes thin section bearings from conventional bearings as standardised in ISO series.
It is therefore possible to select a larger cross-section and thus use a bearing with higher load carrying capacity without the need to change the shaft diameter as well. Thin section bearings allow designs to be achieved that are extremely light and require little space.