Fractured Race Spherical Bearings support high load and wear.

Press Release Summary:

Manufactured using 52100 bearing steel, GEZ Series suits high-wear and increased-load applications in industrial markets. Strength of steel prevents race from being molded around ball, so slight fracture allows ball to be inserted. Hardened and ground surfaces allow for full ball to race conformity, which reduces wear and localized stress while promoting smooth operation. Also available, sealed version keeps grease in and debris out. All varieties are coated for corrosion resistance.

Original Press Release:

QA1 Releases Increased Load/High Wear Fractured Race Spherical Bearings

Lakeville, MN – QA1 Precision Products, Inc., is excited to release its new line of fractured race spherical bearings.

Ideally suited for high wear and increased load applications in industrial markets, QA1’s GEZ Series fractured race spherical bearings are manufactured using 52100 bearing steel. Because of the strength of the steel, the race cannot be molded around the ball and therefore is fractured slightly to allow the ball to be inserted. The hardened and ground surfaces allow for full ball to race conformity, resulting in reduced wear, smooth operation and less localized stress.

“With this new style, we’re able to grow QA1’s already expansive line of spherical bearings,” says Jeff Diaz, QA1’s Industrial Product Manager. “What really sets the GEZ Series apart is the quality and strength of the 52100 bearing steel, which allows this series to not just handle the high load and high wear applications but to excel at them.”

A sealed version is also available to keep grease in and debris out. The GEZ Series is protective coated for corrosion resistance and will be available December 2014.

About QA1

Founded in 1993, QA1 is an industry leader in performance shocks, suspension components, rod ends, spherical bearings and related accessories for the motorsports and industrial markets. QA1 has more than 83,000 square feet of office and manufacturing space in Lakeville, Minnesota. The state-of-the-art facility includes a complete line of CNC machines, injection-molding machines, hydraulic presses, filament winding and laser cutting equipment that permit all inclusive shock absorber and suspension component manufacturing and assembly operations. QA1’s quality system is certified to the ISO 9001:2008 standard.

For additional information and a free catalog, call 800.721.7761 or visit QA1’s website at

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