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Frantz Manufacturing Co.
Sterling, IL 61081   map
Phone: 815-625-7063
Fax: 815-625-1162
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Manufacturer & distributor of anti-friction materials & rolling products for the material handling industry. Products include conveyor bearings (non precision, semi precision & precision) end More... cup adapters, ball transfers, gravity & overhead conveyor wheels (tortoise shell, stainless steel, & aluminum ), custom manufactured conveyor rollers, steel grooved sheave wheels, & flat idler wheels. Soft & hardened SAE/AISI carbon steel, tool steel, 430 stainless steel & corrosion resistant sterling Armor® steel balls machined & precision ground 1/8 in. to 1 in. nominal size. High speed hole drilling technology through steel spheres. USA quality manufactured products. ISO 9001:2008 ISO/TS 16949:2009 certified. Less

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FRANTZ® Manufacturing, headquartered in Sterling, Illinois, is a manufacturer of conveyor bearings and steel balls. Frantz conveyor bearings and wheels are used primarily in unit handling conveyor systems. Frantz steel ball products are used throughout the world in a wide variety of ways ranging from automotive, drawer slides, bearings, agitation, just to name a few.

The FRANTZ Manufacturing Company was started in 1909 by Peter Frantz, producing a line of building hardware. In 1928, Frantz entered the garage door industry and in 1939, began More... manufacturing conveyor wheels as part of its garage door operation. To supply the needs of FRANTZ, the Sterling® Steel Ball Plant was created in 1947, and is now part of the FRANTZ Manufacturing Company. The Bearing Division originated in 1971 with the building of a new 84,000 square foot facility devoted exclusively to bearing production.

Since 1909 FRANTZ Manufacturing has been a leading supplier of components to many different industries. FRANTZ has established the standard of excellence with over 90 years of experience in the design and manufacture of ball bearings, steel wheels and carriers and virtually any type of carbon steel ball. Innovations such as the FRANTZ Gen II® bearing and the new Sterling Armor® line of steel balls have kept Frantz in the forefront of product development for customers worldwide. With a complete bearing plant, steel ball plant and laboratory testing facility located in the central United States, FRANTZ is able to supply the demands of a wide variety of customer applications. Frantz takes pride in the skills, talent and dedication of its workforce allowing FRANTZ to produce superior products that serve customers with the best engineering and manufacturing in the industry. Less

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FRANTZ introduces the GenStar ELIMINATOR ABEC-1 precision conveyor bearing for 1.9” conveyor rollers. The elimination of a thru axle allows for the tube to deflect without the same axle deflection on the ball races, permitting use of lighter gauged 1.9” rollers as a substitute for heavier and more costly 2.5” rollers in many conveyors, particularly pallet type conveyors. Provides 270 lbs of roller capacity for longer lenghts.
FRANTZ GenStar 5100 ABEC-1 Precision Conveyor Bearing
We are very proud of our GenStar® line of ABEC-1 2.5" Precision bearings. Have you had trouble with the performance of plastic housings? Are you concerned with crimp excessively squeezing the core bearing and impeding its performance? Frantz IronGrip carbons steel housings will long outlast the competition. Our unique "isolator sleeve" gives you "peace of mind" crimp flexibility. Our GenStar 5100 contains a short extension compatible with competitor bearings that are used in longer rollers.
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FRANTZ Press and Swage Fit Tooling
FRANTZ engineers have designed special tooling for "Press Fit and Swage", and "Slip Fit and Swage" applications and mounting for our GENII line of Semi Precision bearings and GenStar line of ABEC-1 Precision bearings. A big key to bearing life is proper mounting and fit. Frantz can assist you with a proper mount.
FRANTZ ISO9001-2008 ISO TS-16949 Certification
FRANTZ Sterling Steel Ball Division is ISO certified for serving the automotive industry. FRANTZ Bearing Division is ISO compliant in its operating processes.
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Recent News & Press Releases

FRANTZ Manufacturing Launches New Line of Aluminum Conveyor / Skate Wheels - Now Offered in Standard and Tortoise Shell® Versions
January 7, 2014 — Sterling, Illinois, USA — FRANTZ Manufacturing Company, the respected name in Made in USA...
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Company Data
Activities:Distributor, Manufacturer, Custom Manufacturer
Year Founded:1909
Certificate Available for DownloadISO 9001:2008
Certificate Available for DownloadISO/TS 16949:2009
3rd Party SourcedISO 9000 (Not Specified)
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Brand Names:Easy Glider, Frantz, GenII, Genstar, Sterling Armor, Tortoise Shell
Export Markets:Latin America/Caribbean, South America, Western Europe, Africa, Asia, Pacific Rim, Australia, China, Europe, Canada, Mexico
Officials:Greg Yemm, SVP Field Sales
Craig Hagel, VP Sales
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