Material & heat treatment & surfacing coating

Quality of raw material is one of the most critical factors to ensure an enhanced bearing life.
NBI improves rolling contact fatigue life with:

  • Enhanced cleanliness. Inclusions size and quantity closely controlled by restricting the chemical composition. Narrower carbides threshold.
  • Selection of through hardening steel type according to the rings’ and rollers’ thickness and improved heat treatment to achieve a better microstructure and hardness uniformity on the functional section.

NBI approaches this critical issue with a very experienced own team, working in close cooperation with some of the best Spanish technological centers. With the aim of developing and defining.

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Raw material standards

Steel, brass, polyamide, and others.
raw material

Quality control inspection procedure throughout the whole bearing manufacturing process

Purchase of steel, rings’ and rollers’ forging, annealing and heat treatment, cages’ surface coating.
quality control

The latest state-of-the-art heat treatment technology and equipment

NBI is equipped with an Aichelin salt heat treatment furnace in the Chinese factory. NBI plans to install a heat treatment line in its Indian bearing plant by 2021 and in its Spanish plant by 2022.
Aichelin heath treatment

The most advanced heat treatment recipes according to each specific application requirements.

  • Martensitic hardening: high hardness.
  • Bainitic hardening: strength to resist fracture and absorb shocks.
  • Case hardening: can endure heavy shocks loads.
The most advanced

Surface coating standards according to each specific application requirements

  • Zinc coating: to minimize corrosion.
  • Black oxide: for running-in and under poor lubrication.
  • Hard chromium: to resist corrosion, wear and friction.
  • PTFE: for starting up and to reduce stick-slip phenomenon.
  • DLC: for high mechanical strength, reduced wear and optimal friction properties.
  • Nitriding / Nitrocarburizing: increases the resistance against fatigue, wear and corrosion.
Surface coating

The most suitable equipment for NBI’s metallographic laboratory

Each factory has its own fully equipped laboratory.
The most suitable

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Application engineering

Aplication engieneering

Product design

Product design

Het treatment

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