Ceramic ball bearings are used for many different applications in an industrial environment. The low coefficient of friction, high acceleration and corrosion resistance are properties that make them preferable to their steel equivalents. In most cases, the bearing cage is made of zirconium oxide, and silicon nitride is used for the balls.
The aluminium oxide sliding bearings are extremely suitable for use in corrosive environments. The bearings themselves are not affected by a saline environment. They are also extremely suitable for use in liquids containing sand or other abrasive particles.