Sharpen your knowledge.  Improve product designs.

This C-Flex training page goes hand in hand with knowledgeable engineers to delve into areas where help is needed.

Send us your current design challenges and leave with a plan for making a difference in your product.

The following are four areas where you may be able to find a solution right on our website.


How does the pivot work?

There is an outer sleeve and an inner core.  The sleeves give the bearing a round exterior that can be mounted easily in a round hole. Since the sleeves do not affect the performance of
the internal springs, it’s possible to have many different sleeve combinations of the same bearing such as cantilever or double ended. This allows for a wide range of mounting options that all have
the same performance characteristics. Conversely, It’s possible to have the same sleeves with a wide variety of spring sizes inside to provide the desired performance characteristics.

The inner core.  The core is the central element containing the springs which allow the bearing to rotate.   Click here for more information….

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What size should I select?

C-Flex Bearing Company offers two types of pivot bearings in 10 sizes with 3 spring series for each size resulting in 60 different standard parts in addition to a large number of custom pivot
bearings. Due to the fact that some of these bearings have overlapping properties it can be a confusing process to select the right pivot bearing.   Click here for more information….


How are they installed?

Clamp Screws:   Take care to not over-tighten the clamp and crush the sleeve.
Epoxy:  If possible, inject the epoxy around the outside of the bearing after it has been positioned in the mounting hole. Make sure that no epoxy gets into the core or between the core and the
sleeves of the bearing.
Shrink Fit:   Cool the bearing to -100 °F using liquid nitrogen and heat the mounting hole. Quickly locate the bearing in mounting hole and hold in position until temperatures equalize and bearing is
secured. Shrink fit is typically permanent and cannot be undone without damaging bearing.   Click here for more information….


I don’t see the required specifications for my application?

C-Flex Bearing Company can provide a vast array of custom alterations to the standard pivot bearings. If you have an application where a standard pivot bearing will not suffice then see if
one of the alterations we offer below will suit your needs. If you have a requirement that can’t be met with the options listed here feel free to contact C-Flex and we can work with you to
create a custom product just for your application.  Click here for more information….

Most questions can be answered by the information found on our website.  However, if you don’t want to spend time looking, please call us at 315-895-7454 or email us at and we will be happy to work with you.


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