Linear Bearings Market: Global Industry Analysis 2012-2016 and Opportunity Assessment 2017-2027


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Global Linear Bearings Market: Overview

Linear bearings are mainly designed to provide free motion in one direction. These bearings usually use a roller system, bushing or pad for carrying a load on a rail which need not be a straight line. The durability of linear bearings is determined by the required speed and load. Linear bearings or linear motion bearings come in a variety of different designs. Linear bearings which are moved by drive mechanisms are known as motorized linear slides. Non-motorized linear slides such as roller slides and ball bearing slides offer low-friction movement for equipment which are mostly powered by hand. All the movements provided by linear bearings mostly goes along with both X and Y axis. The ceramic material such as silicon nitride is mainly used for rolling bearings provide high speed applications. Rising demand for motor vehicles, increasing need for linear bearings in construction industry, and growing demand for manufacturing parts in aerospace industry are believed to be driving the global linear bearings market.

Linear bearings in rails render various advantages owing to their load capacity, rigidity, and travel accuracy. Linear rails have load-supporting balls on both sides of the rail to withstand overhung loads. Such features help in saving space and preventing misalignment issues among system’s other components. For instance, linear actuators used in linear rails help to withstand moment loads. Such USP’s are expected to boost the global linear bearings market. Market players in the global linear bearings market are competing among themselves on the basis of offering easier, smooth, and frictionless movements.

Bearing are enabled the machines to move at high speeds or carry heavy loads with productivity which components are made with high accuracy. Plain bearings are simplest of the type included a surface with no moving components. Based on design type, the plain bearing market is of three kinds: journal, linear and thrust bearings. Bearing enables devices to roll and helps in reducing friction between the surface of the bearing, and it’s rolling over. Linear bearings are elements used for translation type motion and enable high precision linear motion on round shafts by utilizing recirculating ball pathways. Linear bearings help to bear heavy loads with high stiffness and less noise. A linear bearing motion along a single axis and provides a less friction. It is used for low friction movements along a smooth rod. Linear bearings are less expensive than classical round ball bearings, but it is easy to integrate into carriage design.  The Linear bearing has a wide range of its application for an industrial and automotive purpose. A linear bearing is used to provide free motion in one direction. It helps a device that is used to enable linear or rotational movement and reduces friction and handles stress. 

Global Linear bearings: Market Dynamics:

The global linear bearing market is driven by the increase in demand of motor vehicle all over the world. The defense and aerospace sector leads to a rising in demand for a linear bearing which aids growth to the overall market. Moreover, the rising demand of construction industry in developing regions includes Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Africa drives the growth of a linear bearing market. Technological advancement, however making linear bearing more durable and this hinders the aftermarket sales. The growing number of counterfeit products hampers the growth of the linear bearing market. Further, the introduction of smart bearings expected to provide opportunities to the manufacturers of linear bearing in the near future.

Global Linear bearings: Segmentation:

The global market of the global linear bearing market is segmented on the basis of types, end-use industry, and region wise.

Based on types, the global linear bearing market is segmented into:

  • Standard Linear Bearing

  • Superball bearings

  • Flanged Linear Bearings

  • Linear Bearing carriages

  • Ceramic linear bearings

  • Stainless linear bearings

Based on the end-use industry global linear bearing market is segmented into:

  • Automotive Industry

  • Industrial

    • Chemical

    • Aerospace

    • Agriculture

    • Food and beverage processing machinery

    • Pulp and paper

    • Pumps and Compressor

    • Medical devices

    • Machine tools

    • Gearboxes

    • Office equipment

    • Railways

Based on region, the global linear bearing market is segmented into:

  • North America

  • Latin America

  • Eastern Europe

  • Western Europe

  • Japan

  • Asia Pacific excluding Japan

  • The Middle East and Africa

Global Linear bearings: Regional Outlook

The global linear bearing market is segmented into seven regions includes Eastern Europe, Western Europe,  North America, Latin America, Japan, Asia Pacific excluding Japan and the Middle East and Africa. Rising rate urbanization and rise in demand for automobiles in developing countries includes China and India leads to growth in the Asia Pacific Market. Moreover, the falling prices of the linear bearing are well in this region. The growth of automotive industry in Japan and linear bearing manufacturers are opening up in order to cater to the growing demand. The Middle East and Africa has proven to be a lucrative region for linear bearing market owing to thriving automotive and construction industries. Latin America is dominated by Brazil owing to several conductive factors contributes to the linear bearing market in the region.

Global Linear bearings: Key Players:

The prominent key players of the global linear bearing market include:

  • THK

  • Nippon Bearing

  • KBS

  • Samick

  • MPS Microsystem

  • NBB-Bearing

  • Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG

  • SKF

  • NSK Ltd

  • NTN Bearing Corporation

  • Norgren Inc.

  • JTEKT Corporation

  • THK Co. Ltd.

  • Ningbo Yinzhou Weixing Bearing Co. Ltd.

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  • Prospects of each segment
  • Overall current and possible future size of the market
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  • Competitive landscape and key players’ strategies

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