The Drives and Controls Show 2014 at Birmingham’s NEC hosted a total of 12,793 visitors, and increase of almost 15% on the previous year. Show visitors were interested by the comprehensive range of specialist bearing products on show at the Carter Manufacturing Stand. The products generated an unprecedented level of enquiries and enthusiasm, especially the newer technologies such as the OAV Air Bearings and ISISZ Split Thin Section Bearings.
OAV Air Bearings have further developed a technology enabling the practical use of frictionless air bearings, an innovation displayed to great effect on the stand. No friction means no heat so with just a bit of technological imagination the applications are almost endless.
Carter has to date received a large number of requests for further information as a result of the show, with air bearings, ISISZ ceramic and hybrid bearings and Silverthin thin section bearings generating the greatest interest.
The ISISZ ceramic and hybrid bearings are used in a multitude of applications including Ultra-low temperature, Ultra high vacuum and Cryogenic applications. This coupled with Carter’s unsurpassed technical capability in understanding severe environment applications breaks technological ground and further demonstrates Carter’s place at the forefront of research and development, sourcing and manufacture of specialist bearing products.
Silverthin Precision Thin Section Bearings are often used in Hi-Tech equipment and machinery where compact designs and ease of maintenance is key such as rotary polishing equipment, X-ray – MRI, rotary pipe cutting equipment, rotary welding equipment etc. The bearing width and section (distance from bore to outside diameter) in each series remain constant regardless of the change in bore diameter. Carter Manufacturing Limited is the European Master Distributor for the Silverthin product range and carry a comprehensive stock locally in our UK warehouse.
The 4 time World Record holding Drayson Racing Technology electric race-car was also a very popular attraction to the Carter stand. Inspiring both admiring glances and curiosity about the upcoming Formula E race series of 2015. As sponsor, supporter & supplier of hybrid bearings that are included in the drivetrain of the Drayson Racing car, Carter Bearings demonstrates its’ commitment to pushing the boundaries and continue to turn revolutionary ideas into motion.
Carter Manufacturing Limited is reflecting on a highly successful show at the NEC with plans already afoot to exhibit at the Hannover Messe Drives and Controls Show in 2016 and the NEC Drives and Controls Exhibition in 2017.
The draw to win an iPad took place on 09/05/2014 with the winner being Mr. Callum Ellor.