At Frantz Manufacturing Company, we take our Conveyor Bearing and Conveyor Wheel product Quality seriously.
We manufacture steel ball components from raw material to finished product.Our steel balls are made to rigid automotive industry standards. Our Quality Management System, established in 1998, is registered to TS 16949 and ISO 9001. We know steel balls and understand the properties that make for a quality ball. Click for more information on our steel ball quality.
We heat treat our domestic bearing components in house.This enables us to maintain strict process control over a function that is critical to conveyor bearing and conveyor wheel life. We maintain a sophisticated laboratory where we can test that the heat treatment and metallurgical qualities of our products meet rigorous standards for superior conveyor bearing performance. Click for more information on our heat treat testing capabilities.
We understand that lubrication makes a difference.Through years of researching and testing results, we have developed our own dependable performance grease formulation called Frantz-14. Depending upon the bearing and the application, Frantz has other options available too. Click for Technical Information about conveyor bearing lubrication.
We rigorously test our conveyor bearing and conveyor wheel product designs for performance and longevity.We utilize high tech electronic equipment to perform precise measurements to perfect new product designs. Click here for example. We have custom-designed life/load machines to test our bearings and wheels. Click here for photo. We alone assert that our conveyor bearing and conveyor wheel products will meet or exceed the CEMA standards for load ratings and we stand behind our promise. Click for Technical Information about CEMA and load ratings. We use the same life/load machines to test competitor conveyor bearings and conveyor wheels. Click for examples of conveyor bearing failures.
We rigorously test our conveyor bearings in our customer's application.We understand how our products perform in our customer’s assemblies. Various factors such as quality of bearing mounts and roller length affect conveyor bearing performance and conveyor roller life. Frantz has custom designed crimp/swage tooling to optimize the bearing mount for superior roller performance. We have custom designed a roller testing machine to test our bearings and competitor bearings in rollers under various conditions. Click here for photo.