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Flexible Shaft Categories


Shafts - Flexible - Coupling Ends - Open - Mild Steel
Shafts - Flexible - Coupling Ends - Open - Mild Steel

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All Coupling End Flexible Shaft

Flexible shafting with coupling ends ready to attach to a fixed shaft.

1.7 and 2.5mm cable diameters can be operated manually at 62mm bend radius with torsional break strength of 0.62 N.m. 3.3F shaft has a greater degree of flexibility than standard 3.3mm. 3.3F shaft can be used in dynamic mode if shaft isshortened to approximately 50mm.

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Shafting General Purpose


Shafts - Flexible - Panel Mount - Cased
Shafts - Flexible - Panel Mount - Cased

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All Flexible Panel Mount Shaft

See PDF file at bottom of internet page for Performance Data.

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Shafts - Flexible - Panel Mount - Open
Shafts - Flexible - Panel Mount - Open

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All Flexible Panel Mount Shaft

See PDF file at bottom of internet page for Performance Data.

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Couplings Other


Couplings - Neo-Flex
Couplings - Neo-Flex


0.71 to 1.27 Nm.

303 stainless steel with 73 durometer neoprene centre. Shaft to shaft insulation. Torsional vibration isolation. Ribbed style are more flexible than smooth style. Bore Tolerances: +0.025 / -0.000.

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Gear Racks - Flexible
Gear Racks - Flexible

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All Flexible Gear Racks

Blue acetal. Ideal for curved or irregular surfaces. Can fit a bent radius as small as 75mm.

20o Pressure Angle. Resistant to weak acids and alkalis, oil, grease, petrol, alcohol, ketones. Working temperature 100 Deg. C, Intermittent to 149 Deg. C. See optional rack clamps and guide rails. Longer lengths available on special order.


Gear Racks - Flexible - Clamps
Gear Racks - Flexible - Clamps

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All Flexible Gear Racks

For clamping acetal flexirack.

For easy ready selected sets of rack and gear please see the HES website.


Gear Racks - Flexible - Guide Rails
Gear Racks - Flexible - Guide Rails

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All Flexible Gear Racks

For mounting flexirack. Flexible nylon or rigid aluminium guide rails.

Longer lengths in Nylon available on special order. For easy ready selected sets of rack and gear please see the HES website.


Couplings - Slit Type - Standard
Couplings - Slit Type - Standard

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All Helical and Slit Couplings

Aluminium - Stainless Steel - Flexible - Zero Backlash. 0.1 to 35 Nm. 2400 to 48000 rpm.

High Torsional Stiffness. Zero Backlash.

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Shims - Rubber
Shims - Rubber


Handy non marring soft spacer shims in a wedge shape

Level and stabilise appliances, desks, tables, filing cabinets, machinery. Stackable. Vibration cushioning. Ribs ensure that wedges grab tight and stay in place. Black ridid wedges can support up to 2000 lbs. White flexible wedges can be trimmed with a utility knife.


Couplings - Spider Type C - Complete
Couplings - Spider Type C - Complete

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All Insert and Jaw Type Couplings

Miniature aluminium curved jaw flexible couplings. 2 to 160 Nm. Match only hubs and spiders from listings SPIDER TYPE C. Inserts are held between the jaws of two hubs.

Discs (either red as standard with blue or white optional) are available to purchase separately. Flexible couplings transmit torque and rotational angle while absorbing misalignment. When the misalignment exceeds allowable values, vibration may result or the life of the coupling may become shortened. Zero backlash in low torque application, made capable by having the hubs pressed in a spacer. Can be used as a flexible coupling in a high torque application. Polyurethane spider.

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Couplings - Slit Type - 4 Slit Miniature - Set Screw Type - Aluminium
Couplings - Slit Type - 4 Slit Miniature - Set Screw Type - Aluminium

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All Helical and Slit Couplings

Aluminium - Flexible.



Rod - Round - Glass Fibre
Rod - Round - Glass Fibre

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All Plastic Rod

High impact light weight fibreglass for modelling and kites.

Glass fibre rod is more flexible and less brittle than carbon fibre rod.


Balls - Rubber - Santoprene 40D
Balls - Rubber - Santoprene 40D

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All Rubber Balls
All Non Metallic Balls

A high performance thermoplastic created by cross linking EPDM rubber with Polypropylene. As an elastomer plastic it is flexible, light weight, and has very good abrasion resistance. It also has good resistance to many acids, bases and aqueous solutions.

It holds up well in both extreme hot and cold environments which can make it preferred over rubber. Common uses include; grips, knobs, handles, gaskets, and ball check valves. Specific Gravity .95 g/cc. Hardness, Shore 40D. Tensile Strength 3000 psi. Melting Point 410 F. Rohs Compliant. Not FDA compliant. This grade is slightly harder than the 87A grade. Colour usually red but some sizes are beige.

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Balls - Rubber - Santoprene 87A
Balls - Rubber - Santoprene 87A

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All Rubber Balls
All Non Metallic Balls

A high performance thermoplastic created by cross linking EPDM rubber with Polypropylene. As an elastomer plastic it is flexible, light weight, and has very good abrasion resistance. It also has good resistance to many acids, bases and aqueous solutions.

It holds up well in both extreme hot and cold environments which can make it preferred over rubber. Common uses include; grips, knobs, handles, gaskets, and ball check valves. Specific Gravity .96 g/cc. Hardness, Shore 87A. Tensile Strength 2550 psi. Melting Point 400 F. Rohs Compliant and FDA compliant. This grade is slightly softer than the 40D grade. Colour Beige.

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Couplings - K Type
Couplings - K Type


Up to 3600 RPM - Minus 20 to Plus 60o C. 0.34 to 18 Nm.

Strong, flexible polyurethane or Hyrtel(R) is cut and tear resistant. Up to 3600 RPM. Urethane: Minus 20 to Plus 60o C / Hyrtel(R) : Minus 40 to Plus 100o C. Precision swaged mechanically crimped hubs. Annealed steel hubs.

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Bumpers - Elastomer - Medium Energy Absorption - Low Reaction Force
Bumpers - Elastomer - Medium Energy Absorption - Low Reaction Force

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All Elastomer Bumpers

Elastomer bumpers provide excellent resistance to chemicals and humidity. 20 times greater durability than urethane.

10 greater durability than rubber and 500 times greater than steel coiled springs. Maintains excellent resilience at extreme temperatures and remains flexible with no material degradation between -62 oC and +148 Deg C (-80 Deg F and +300 Deg F). Mounting screws not included.


Bumpers - Elastomer - High Energy Absorption - Compact Size - Short Stroke
Bumpers - Elastomer - High Energy Absorption - Compact Size - Short Stroke

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All Elastomer Bumpers

Elastomer bumpers provide excellent resistance to chemicals and humidity. 20 times greater durability than urethane.

10 greater durability than rubber and 500 times greater than steel coiled springs. Maintains excellent resilience at extreme temperatures and remains flexible with no material degradation between -62 oC and +148 Deg C (-80 Deg F and +300 Deg F). Mounting screws not included.


Bumpers - Elastomer - Low Energy Absorption - Longer Stroke - Soft Stop
Bumpers - Elastomer - Low Energy Absorption - Longer Stroke - Soft Stop

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All Elastomer Bumpers

Elastomer bumpers provide excellent resistance to chemicals and humidity. 20 times greater durability than urethane.

10 greater durability than rubber and 500 times greater than steel coiled springs. Maintains excellent resilience at extreme temperatures and remains flexible with no material degradation between -62 oC and +148 Deg C (-80 Deg F and +300 Deg F). Mounting screws not included.




Shafting - Aluminium
Shafting - Aluminium

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All Shafting
All Aluminium Shafting

Drylin aluminium shafting is recommended for use with Igubal Drylin bearings or Frelon lined bearings only.

Material : AlMgSi 0.5 F22. Tolerance: h9 - h11. Roundness: DIN 1798. Straightness: DIN 1798. Hardness: 75HB. Surface: Hard anodised. Oxidisation (wear resistant Al. Oxide) Layer Thickness: Greater than 40um. Surface Hardness: 450-550 HV. Roughness: Ra Less than 0.5. Special Electrical Resistance: 4*1011 Ohm mm2/m. Chemical Resistance: ph between 2 and 9.


Shafting - Aluminium - Ceramic Coated
Shafting - Aluminium - Ceramic Coated

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All Shafting
All Aluminium Shafting

Recommended for use with Frelon Gold linear bearings. Aluminium 6061-T6 with ceramic coated finish. Ceramic coat has rockwell hardness of 70C. No magnetic and vibration reseistant.

Weld spatter, contaminants and paints will not stick. Do not use with ball bearings. Use with Frelon lined or similar plain bearings only. Shaft ends are not coated.

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Shafting - Aluminium - Ceramic Coated - Tapped
Shafting - Aluminium - Ceramic Coated - Tapped

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All Shafting
All Aluminium Shafting

Recommended for use with Frelon Gold linear bearings. Aluminium 6061-T6 with ceramic coated finish. Ceramic coat has rockwell hardness of 70C. No magnetic and vibration reseistant.

Weld spatter, contaminants and paints will not stick. Do not use with ball bearings. Use with Frelon lined or similar plain bearings only. Shaft ends are not coated.

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Shafting - Pipe - Aluminium
Shafting - Pipe - Aluminium

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All Pipe Shaft
All Metal Tube

Recommended for use with Igubal Drylin bearings only.

Material : AlMgSi 0.5 F22. Tolerance: h9 - h11. Roundness: DIN 1798. Straightness: DIN 1798. Hardness: 75HB. Surface: Hard anodised. Oxidisation (wear resistant Al. Oxide) Layer Thickness: Greater than 40um. Surface Hardness: 450-550 HV. Roughness: Ra Less than 0.5. Special Electrical Resistance: 4*1011 Ohm mm2/m. Chemical Resistance: Ph Greater than 2 and Less than 9.


Shafting - Supported - Pre-Drilled - Aluminium
Shafting - Supported - Pre-Drilled - Aluminium

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All Shafting
All Aluminium Shafting

For Drylin Bearings.

Material : AlMgSi 0.5 F22. Roundness: DIN 1798. Straightness: DIN 1798. Hardness: 75HB. Surface: Hard anodised. Oxidisation (wear resistant Al. Oxide) Layer Thickness: Greater than 40um. Surface Hardness: 450-550 HV. Roughness: Ra Less than 0.5. Spec. Electr. Resistance: 4*1011 Ohm mm2/m. Chemical Resistance: Ph Greater than 2 and less than 9.


Shafting - Carbon Steel - Keyed
Shafting - Carbon Steel - Keyed

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All Shafting
All Steel Shafting

Keyways are cut full length of each bar. Low carbon steel C1018. Good case hardening properties.

Diameter Tolerance +0.00/-0.051. Keyway Depth Tolerance +0.41/-0.00. Keyway Width Tolerance +0.05/-0.00. Unhardened carbon steel. Special order may be available for stainless steel, other diameters, other lengths. Please ask.


Shafting - Unground - Silver Steel
Shafting - Unground - Silver Steel

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All Metal Bar - Silver Steel and Drill Rod
All Drill Rod

Unhardened silversteel shafting for general purposes. Not suitable for precision bearings until machined to correct tolerances and hardened.

See also drill rod. Drill Rod.

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Shafting - Ground - Precision - Chrome Plated
Shafting - Ground - Precision - Chrome Plated


Precision ground shafting. AISI C1060 and chrome plated for corrosion resistance. Case hardened and recommended for use with precision bearings. Ends are not plated.

Case hardened to 60-65 Rockwell C. Chrome plated for corrosion resistance.


Shafting - Ground - Precision - High Carbon Steel
Shafting - Ground - Precision - High Carbon Steel

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All Shafting
All Steel Shafting

Precision ground shafting. AISI C1060. Hardened and recommended for use with precision bearings.


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Shafting - Ground - Precision - Stainless 303 Grade
Shafting - Ground - Precision - Stainless 303 Grade

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All Shafting
All Stainless Shafting

Precision ground shafting.


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Shafting - Ground - Precision - Stainless 316 Grade
Shafting - Ground - Precision - Stainless 316 Grade

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All Shafting
All Stainless Shafting

Precision ground shafting.


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Shafting - Ground - Precision - Stainless 416 Grade Hardened
Shafting - Ground - Precision - Stainless 416 Grade Hardened

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All Shafting
All Stainless Shafting

Precision ground shafting. 416 grade. Hardened and recommended for use with precision bearings.


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Shafting - Ground - Precision - Stainless 420 Grade Hardened
Shafting - Ground - Precision - Stainless 420 Grade Hardened

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All Shafting
All Stainless Shafting

Precision ground shafting. 420 grade. Hardened and recommended for use with precision bearings.


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Shafting - Ground - Precision - Stainless 440C Grade Hardened
Shafting - Ground - Precision - Stainless 440C Grade Hardened

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All Shafting
All Stainless Shafting

Precision ground shafting. 440C grade. Hardened and recommended for use with precision bearings.


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Shafting - Ground - Precision - Titanium - Ti-Gr2-TA1
Shafting - Ground - Precision - Titanium - Ti-Gr2-TA1

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All Shafting
All Titanium Shafting

CP2 Commercially Pure Titanium Grade 2. Tensile Strength 35.2 kgf/mm2. Yield Strength 28.2 kgf/mm2. Elongation 20 Percent.

Commercially pure for general industrial corrosion applications. UNS R50400. Widely used in power generation, chemical processing, aerospace and medical applications. Composition Percentage: Al 0, V 0, N 0.03, C 0.08, H 0.015, Fe 0.3, O 0.25, Ti Balance.

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Shafting - Ground - Precision - Titanium - Ti-Gr5 - TC4
Shafting - Ground - Precision - Titanium - Ti-Gr5 - TC4

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All Shafting
All Titanium Shafting

Used in critical aircraft structural components. UNS R56400. Composition Percentage: Al 5.5-6.75, V 3.5-4.5, N 0.05, C 0.08, H 0.015, Fe 0.40, O 0.2, Ti Balance. Grade 5 6Al-4V is a high strength titanium alloy. Tensile Strength 91.5kgf / mm2. Yield Strength 84.5kgf / mm2. Elongation 10 Percent.

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Shafting - Pre Drilled and Tapped - High Carbon Steel
Shafting - Pre Drilled and Tapped - High Carbon Steel

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All Shafting
All Steel Shafting

For use with rail supports and open linear bearings

Straightness: 0.1 mm / mtr.


Shafting - Pre Drilled and Tapped - Stainless Steel Steel
Shafting - Pre Drilled and Tapped - Stainless Steel Steel

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All Shafting
All Stainless Shafting

For use with rail supports and open linear bearings



Shafts - Idler
Shafts - Idler


Ready made precision ground idler shafts.

Internal grease hole can be accessed by drilling if required. Use with your idler pulleys. Can be used with the idler tensioners listed on this site or use in your own design.

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Shafts - Pinion
Shafts - Pinion




Splined Shafts - Stainless Steel
Splined Shafts - Stainless Steel


Externally splined shafting. Bushes not included. Match with same size splined bushes.

Match bushes and shafts by Major Diameter. Steel on Steel is not meant for sliding applications. Steel on Bronze is OK for intermittent sliding under load.


Rod - Drill Blanks
Rod - Drill Blanks

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All Silver Steel Drill Blanks
All Drill Rod

Made of hardened high speed steel.

Useful for turning and boring tools, constructing pins, hinge pins, arbors, pin gauges, dowels, preforating punchs. Can also be ground to make special cutting tools such as mills, spotfaces, angle or radii cutters, etc.


Rod - Drill - General
Rod - Drill - General

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All Metal Bar - Silver Steel and Drill Rod
All Drill Rod

For punches dies and high strength machine parts. Unhardened - requires heat treatment.

Chrome vanadium alloy with unfinished ends. Requires heat treating to harden. Small diameters may not be perfectly straight. Heat treating by air, water or oil.

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Rail Supports - Without Shaft
Rail Supports - Without Shaft

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All Shaft Supports

For mounting of linear shafting.

Shafting sold separately. Support is made from aluminium.

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Rail Supports - With Shaft
Rail Supports - With Shaft

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All Shaft Supports

Includes linear shafting.

Includes shaft to h6 tolerances. Support is made from aluminium.

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Rail Supports - With Shaft - One Piece
Rail Supports - With Shaft - One Piece

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All Shaft Supports

One piece construction made from 6061-T6 Aluminium with ceramic coating to Mil-8625. Suitable for use with Frelon lined linear bearings.

Not suitable for linear ball bearings. Weld spatter, paints and other contaminants will not stick to the shaft. Vibration resistant and non-magnetic. Not suitable for harsh washdown environments.

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Supports - Pedestal Two Bolt
Supports - Pedestal Two Bolt

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All Supports

For linear shafting.

Cast Aluminium or Malleable Iron. Clamping Screw (supplied) made of Steel.

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Rod - Drill - A-2 Air Hardening
Rod - Drill - A-2 Air Hardening

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All Metal Bar - Silver Steel and Drill Rod
All Drill Rod

For punches dies and high strength machine parts. Unhardened - requires heat treatment.

Air hardening. Maximum abrasion resistance. 65 percent machinability. Requires heat treating to harden. Small diameters may not be perfectly straight.


Rod - Drill - O-1 Oil Hardening
Rod - Drill - O-1 Oil Hardening

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All Metal Bar - Silver Steel and Drill Rod
All Drill Rod

For punches dies and high strength machine parts. Unhardened - requires heat treatment.

For general toolroom use. Good non-deforming characteristics. Moderate resistance to abrasion. 90 percent machinability. Requires heat treating to harden. Small diameters may not be perfectly straight.


Rod - Drill - Oil Hardening - 480 Series
Rod - Drill - Oil Hardening - 480 Series

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All Metal Bar - Silver Steel and Drill Rod
All Drill Rod

For punches dies and high strength machine parts. Unhardened - requires heat treatment.

General purpose tool steel with good wear resistance, toughness and machinability. Requires heat treating to harden. Small diameters may not be perfectly straight.


Rod - Drill - S-7 Air Hardening
Rod - Drill - S-7 Air Hardening

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All Metal Bar - Silver Steel and Drill Rod
All Drill Rod

For punches dies and high strength machine parts. Unhardened - requires heat treatment.

Air hardening molybdenum, chromium, shock resisting. High impact strength with moderate wear resistance. 95 percent machinability. Requires heat treating to harden. Small diameters may not be perfectly straight.


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Registered Australian Company: Small Parts & Bearings Pty Ltd (ABN 79 121 865 414)

Small Parts & Bearings offers 125482 products in 2754 categories including ball bearings, roller bearings, thrust bearings, ceramic and ceramic hybrid bearings, stainless steel bearings, miniature bearings, linear bearings, shafting, oil seals and adhesives - see the full listing in the Online Catalogue. We have excellent Freight Rates within Australia and worldwide. We offer a choice of delivery with a signature required, or cheaper options with no signature required. The no signature required options are at the customer’s risk once the goods leave our store.

Using the links throughout this site you will find extensive information including catalogues, technical data, and other product specific information. We sell our products worldwide through our online store and our overseas freight rates are competitive for fully traceable courier delivery.

Small Parts & Bearings is part of MBA Group offering a select range from the MBA Group catalogue.

Small Parts & Bearings products are not authorised for sale into the USA or Canada due to the reluctance of Australian insurers to provide product liability insurance into those two countries.

Information on this website is Copyright Small Parts & Bearings 1997. All rights reserved.

Freight Rates
Terms and Conditions
Privacy Policy

Registered Australian Company: Small Parts & Bearings Pty Ltd (ABN 79 121 865 414)

Small Parts & Bearings offers 125482 products in 2754 categories including ball bearings, roller bearings, thrust bearings, ceramic and ceramic hybrid bearings, stainless steel bearings, miniature bearings, linear bearings, shafting, oil seals and adhesives - see the full listing in the Online Catalogue. We have excellent Freight Rates within Australia and worldwide. We offer a choice of delivery with a signature required, or cheaper options with no signature required. The no signature required options are at the customer’s risk once the goods leave our store.

Using the links throughout this site you will find extensive information including catalogues, technical data, and other product specific information. We sell our products worldwide through our online store and our overseas freight rates are competitive for fully traceable courier delivery.

Small Parts & Bearings is part of MBA Group offering a select range from the MBA Group catalogue.

Small Parts & Bearings products are not authorised for sale into the USA or Canada due to the reluctance of Australian insurers to provide product liability insurance into those two countries.

Information on this website is Copyright Small Parts & Bearings 1997. All rights reserved.