kaydon thin section applications

Many years ago, Kaydon engineers trying to help designers fit assemblies into smaller spaces had an idea: what if the bearing cross-section didn’t increase as the bore size got bigger? This led them to develop new bearings with a cross-section that remained constant: KAYDON Reali-Slim thin section bearings.

Kaydon Reali-Slim thin section bearings produce larger ratios of diameter to radial section, which lead to space and weight savings of up to 85 percent. Such savings typically have a ripple effect, and have been known to eliminate enough material and/or components to reduce system cost by 40 percent.

Despite their slim profile, Reali-Slim bearings have enough load capacity to handle a wide range of applications.

Industrial Machinery

  • Machine tools
  • Robots
  • Optical scanning and imaging equipment
  • Food processing machinery
  • Packaging equipment

Aerospace & Defense

  • Target systems and tank sights
  • Navigation, target acquistion pods
  • Helicopter swash plates and gearboxes
  • Propulsion and control systems
  • Radar
  • Satellites
  • Mars Rover

Oil & Gas

  • Rotating drill rig equipment
  • Pipe inspection equipment
  • Iron roughnecks
  • Power swivels


  • CT scanners
  • Laboratory diagnostic equipment
  • Surgical robotics
  • Surgical chairs, tables

Semiconductor Machinery

  • Pick and place robotics
  • Lapping equipment
  • Wafer etching, scrubbing and polishing

Renewable Energy

  • Solar panel altitude-azimuth mountings
  • Solar panel gearboxes


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KAYDON KA025AR0 bearings
2.500" x 3.000" x 0.25"
KAYDON KAA10XL0 bearings
1.000" x 1.375" x 0.1875"
KAYDON KA020AR0 bearings
2.000" x 2.500" x 0.25"
KAYDON KA030AR0 bearings
3.000" x 3.500" x 0.25"
KAYDON KA025CP0 bearings
2.500" x 3.000" x 0.25"
KAYDON KA040CP0 bearings
4.000" x 4.500" x 0.25"
KAYDON KA110CP0 bearings
11.000" x 11.500" x 0.25"
KAYDON KA020XP0 bearings
2.000" x 2.500" x 0.25"