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the lencomotion bearing

The remit for this project was to produce a replacement for the original Lenco bearing, but making use of modern materials and manufacturing processes. The original bearing, while good for its time, does have its limitations. The Lencomotion bearing is a bling free, no nonsense, replacement which offers a significant reduction in background noise, and longevity. It is effectively maintenance free and requires no extended run-in period to achieve optimal performance.

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The bearing chassis is precision-machined from a solid billet of high-spec aluminium alloy designed for high strength, durability and mechanical stability. It is affixed to the turntable chassis via stainless steel fasteners, according to the original Lenco layout.

The bearing shaft is precision-machined from a modern, hardened chromium-vanadium steel, whose mating surface is then precision ground to micron tolerances.

The bearing bushes are Teflon-faced, steel-backed precision bushes, whose internal dimensions are closely matched to the external dimension of the bearing shaft – to create an ideal clearance for this specific application.

The bearing thrust ball is an aerospace-specified, chromium-steel ball, a material chosen for its durability and suitability in conjunction with its mating thrust pad.

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The thrust pad is machined from a solid billet of high-carbon steel, induction-hardened and precision ground to micron tolerances. It is affixed to the bearing chassis via stainless steel fasteners and sealed with an oil-resistant gasket compound.

The bearing is offered in two formats; standard Lenco top plate, and a PTP version, and comes with a 20ml bottle of Lencomotion bearing oil.

This bearing is supplied with a no nonsense, money back guarantee.

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