SHOW LIVE: Latest polymer-coated bearings debut

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King Race Bearings has unveiled its brand new Polymer coated race bearing at the 2016 Professional MotorSport World Expo in Cologne, Germany. 

The company is keen to highlight that its new product differs from other coated bearings that have a sacrificial coating layer applied after manufacturing. King highlights that coating in this manner affects the overall dimensions of the bearing and can lead to incorrect oil clearances in some applications. King’s new ‘pMaxKote’ is a nano-composite polymer that is applied during manufacturing to improve wear resistance without changing the bearing’s precise dimensions.

According to King the coating offers superior seizure resistance, superior cavitation and wear resistance, superior protection against oil starvation and greater build protection. The pMaxKote is a completely new approach, which is proven to protect bearings during metal to metal contact and reduce cavitation erosion. It was designed and engineered to be an integral part of the bearing, and to improve performance.

King is showcasing a range of bearings featuring its new polymer coating technology that provides that an important role in preventing seizure and reducing wear of highly loaded bearings, as well as providing surface protection. 

Professional MotorSport World Expo is currently taking place at the Koln Messe, Cologne from November 9th through to the 11th. King Race Bearings can be found on stand 3050.

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John joined UKi Media & Events in 2012 and has worked across a range of B2B titles within the company's automotive portfolio. Prior to joining the company, John worked for leading automotive design website, Car Design News. Currently editor of Engine Technology International, Professional MotorSport World, Professional MotorSport Circuit, and Transmission Technology International, John co-ordinates the day-the-day operations of each magazine, from commissioning and writing to editing and signing-off, as well managing web and social media content. Aside from the magazines, John also serves as chairman of the annual Professional MotorSport World Awards.

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