Fixed Wing Aircraft Solutions

Kaman Self-Lubricating Bearings for Aerospace
Custom solutions for flight controls, landing gear, doors, actuators, engines, and structural attachment points

Our self-lubricating and high-precision bearings reduce maintenance costs, improve performance, decrease weight, and increase life. In addition, our custom-designed rolling element bearings make use of unique alloys and special coatings to help optimize load distribution.

Kaman Specialty Bearings for Fixed Wing Aircraft

Self-Lubricating Bearings

>Noted for its high performance and low wear rate, our self-lubricating liner systems have established superior results in providing longer life and lower maintenance costs, even when operating in areas of high moisture, fluid/debris contamination, and elevated temperatures. From the top-of-the-line machineable KAron® liner to the best performing fabric liner in the industry, we can provide the tailored solution to fit your needs.


Features & Benefits

  • High Operating Load
  • Low Consistent Friction
  • Fluid Compatiblity
  • Can Be Machined
  • Applied to a Variety of Substrates
  • Abrasion Resistance
  • Long Life
  • 100% Maintenance Free
  • 100% Bond, Non-Peelable
  • Applied to Complex Geometry
  • Wide Liner Thickness Range
  • Anti-Fretting Properties


Specialty Self-Lubricating Bearings

Rolling Element Bearings

Where lowest friction, highest accuracy and higher speeds are required, rolling element bearings are the first choice. A wide range of designs can be offered from small deep groove ball bearings up to large, high load rating spherical roller bearings. Special platings, steels and lubricants allow for a wide range of applications.

  • Very low rotational friction
  • Continuous operation possible
  • Various designs:
    • Deep groove ball bearings
    • Angular contact ball bearings
    • Self aligning ball bearings
    • Spherical roller bearings
    • Track roller
    • Needle bearings
    • Special designs
    • Dry running hybrid bearings for temperatures up to 650°C


Specialty Rolling Element Bearings

Metal to Metal Bearings

These bearings are traditionally used for high load applications and/or severe environmental conditions such as high or low temperatures. Different types of construction and various coatings, platings and lubricants are available to ensure the best performance under almost any conditions.

  • Very high load rating
  • High tolerance to impact loads
  • Numerous materials possible
  • Cryogenic temperatures
  • High temperatures up to 800°C
  • Constructions:
    • SFormed outer ring
    • Outer ring with loader slot
  • Split ball design
  • Vacuum compatible


Kaman Metal to Metal Bearings


To learn more about our Fixed Wing Aircraft capabilities, download these brochures:

Business & Regional Capability Brochure

Aerospace Brochure

Kaman Specialty Bearings Company and Product Overview