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Any of the bearings offered by the Torrington Company are also available with ceramic, silicon nitride, rolling elements.

Designed with increased speed capabilities, the hybrid ceramic bearing features a higher elastic modulus for grater stiffness. Its lower friction characteristics result in less skidding than the all-steel bearings are discussed in greater detail on pages 38 and 39.

The Torrington Company Sales Engineer in your area can assist you in determining if the hybrid ceramic bearing is suitable for your application. They will help you to determine if hybrid ceramics are the answer, or if another Torrington Company product is a better solution. For the location of the Torrington Company Sales Office in your area refer to the last page in this catalog.


Since no catalog can include or disclose all the factors necessary for proper bearing selection in every type of application, we highly recommend consulting with us on any application where property damage or injury to persons from misapplication should be of special concern in the selection of the bearing.

Part of the Torrington world-wide service system is a corps of highly trained sales engineers who are available to work toward solving new or unusual problems. Torrington may have already solved a similar problem and can offer a speedy, cost-effective solution. The last page of this catalog lists the phone number and address of the Torrington office nearest you.

Torrington reserves the right to change the design and/or specifications of its products without notice.


All products described in this catalog are subject to Torrington’s Terms and Conditions of Sale, copies of which are available from Torrington’s district offices as listed in the back of this catalog. It is understood that the buyer, in selecting and ordering from this catalog which supersedes all previous editions, accepts all Terms and Conditions of Sale including the following:

WARRANTY Torrington warrants that parts manufactured by it will be as specified and will be free from defects in material and workman- ship. Torrington’s liability under this warranty shall be limited to the repair or replacement or the repayment of the purchase price, or the granting of a reasonable allowance (as Torrington may elect) of any part which upon return to Torrington is found to be defective at the time of shipment, providing the buyer notifies Torrington of any such defect within 10 days of its discovery, but in no event later than 90 days from the date of shipment of such part by Torrington. Repair or replacement shall be made by Torrington F.O.B. point of shipment.



Seller makes no other warranty or representation of any kind whatsoever, expressed, or implied, except that of title and all implied warranties, including any warranty of mer- chantability or fitness for a particular purpose, are hereby disclaimed.

LIABILITY Total liability of Torrington with respect to any order, whether based on contract, warranty, negligence, indemnity, strict liability or otherwise, shall not exceed the purchase price of the part upon which such liability is based.

Torrington shall in no event be liable to the buyer, any successors in interest or any beneficiary of any order, for any consequential, incidental, indirect, special or punitive damages arising out of such order or any breach thereof, whether or not such loss or damage is based on contract, warranty, negligence, indemnity, strict liability or otherwise.

NUCLEAR APPLICATION The bearings described within this catalog are not intended for nuclear application. Should any such application be consid- ered, it is urged that you consult with Torrington.

For use within any nuclear facility, Owner/Licensee of the nuclear facility and/or buyer shall indemnify and hold Torrington harmless from any liability occurring on or off-site, at any time, including loss of use, whether based in contract or tort, including negligence attributable in whole or in part to Torrington, resulting directly or indirectly from a nuclear incident.

HELICOPTER APPLICATION Torrington has discontinued offering it’s products to the helicopter industry. This includes bearings previously sold to the helicopter industry under the Torrington, Fafnir and Kilian trade names. As a result of this decision, Torrington will no longer provide engineering support nor recommend that Torrington bearings be used in helicopter applications.

With regard to aircraft bearings manufactured to military standards, only the aircraft/helicopter manufacturer can deter- mine if the aircraft mil spec bearings are suitable for use in its aircraft.


  • Product should be stored in a dry and clean area.

  • Package should not be opened until ready to use.

  • Prior to installation, Torrington should be consulted for recommendations. Proper installation and maintenance must be adhered to for ultimate performance.

  • Failure to adhere to recommendations may result in premature product failure, and/or in extreme cases, personal injury.



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