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Motion Control Resources

Blog Post: Caged Balls Boost Lifetime, Reduce Noise

by Wally Logan, Vice President of Engineering
Motion Solutions

Discover the benefits of caged balls and tips for success.Ball cage

ALISO VIEJO, CA – Caged balls are widely deployed in motion systems throughout industry. Whether used in ball bearings, linear guides, or ballscrew actuators, caged balls bring both performance and practicality. The addition of the cage minimizes wear, reduces noise, and extends maintenance intervals. The technology also significantly boosts the lifetime of the device compared to non-cage versions. These attributes have made caged balls the go-to technology for a variety of applications.

Bearing cages consist of polymer structures that are molded to precise shapes. When the bearing is assembled, the balls are loaded into the cages. The cage surrounds the balls, separating them from one another. . .

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