Bearing Tips & Advice

We Believe in Underwater Robots

We sell a very versatile product. Bearings come in a huge variety of different sizes and configurations, which is why we carry over 9,000 different products.

 

Virtually everything that spins requires bearings. So our bearings find their way into thousands and thousands of different items and applications – from skateboards to satellites.

 

We are always excited to learn about new applications, and to discover the many ways our bearings help make the world go around. Sometimes, we even lead the way ourselves. Which brings us to underwater robots.

 

With all of its moving parts, the robotics industry is a sizable consumer of Boca Bearings products. Our bearings give smooth, consistent motion to robots used not just for manufacturing, but also for scientific experiments and exploration.

 

As part of our commitment to STEM education, Boca Bearings has been a primary supporter of the Marine Robotics Club (MRC) [LINK=https://fau.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/MarineRoboticsClub] at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) in Boca Raton. We supply the club with the bearings needed to create robots for demanding marine environments. [LINK=https://www.bocabearings.com/blogs/2017/marine-robotics-club-introduction]

 

In addition to the challenges of standard robotics, Club members work together to create innovative solutions to the many challenges of operating in water, both above and below the surface. Their learning and discovery will help propel the next generation of aquatic engineering, and can form the basis for robotic exploration of the oceans, and even other planets.

 

Oceans cover 71 percent of Earth’s surface, but less than 20 percent of the ocean’s floor has ever been explored. That means that more than half (56%) of this planet has never been mapped, explored, or even SEEN by humans.

 

That’s a lot of ground to cover. But the spirit of innovation is alive and flourishing. We are confident that the human race that proved capable of landing a rover on Mars can engineer a solution to help us explore the vast world beneath the surface of our oceans.

 

Not only is it immensely gratifying to support engineering education (see our momentum program) [LINK=https://accel.bocabearings.com/] but it allows us to highlight bearing applications that showcase many of the features of our ceramic bearings.

 

We believe in underwater robots because we believe in engineering.

 

If you enjoyed this article, you may also be interested in reading our Guide to Full Ceramic Bearings in Water Processing, Water Filtration and Liquid Handling [https://www.bocabearings.com/files/files/downloads/Ultimate-Guide-To-Full-Ceramic-Bearings-In-Water.pdf]