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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 3100 Semi Precision Conveyor Bearing
FRANTZ is proud to announce our heaviest bearing ever. With 1250# capacity, precise machined outer raceways, and higher precision chrome balls, our 3100 Semi Precision conveyor bearing can stand up to the toughest environments and handle abuse. It will also replace the Mathews B1080 series.
FRANTZ IronGrip Adapters
Need a cost effective solution for your heavier 2.5" diameter rollers? Adapt a lighter 145 lb bearing to the tube with a FRANTZ IronGrip carbon steel adapter. Also, adapter a 425lb bearing to a 3.5" diameter roller with a similar benefit. FRANTZ offers a full line of IronGrip adapters.
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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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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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