Autosport teams require a combination of robustness and reliability in order to succeed. Barden has engineered a range of extreme high-performance bearings for critical applications such as clutch release, gearboxes, wheels and suspension.
In this area, the trend is to develop smaller, more efficient clutch systems, offering optimum performance with reduced mass. In response, Barden has introduced a range of new clutch release bearing designs incorporating special features such as integral metal shields, labyrinth architectures and high temperature bespoke lubricants.
Barden offers a range of drop link suspension units and bearing systems for control and steering operations. These utilise high precision rolling elements which offer low friction and high reliability. Available as a family, the units are fully interchangeable with standard sizes.
Precision wheel bearings are designed to accommodate the excessive radial and moment loading experienced during high-speed cornering. Available as duplex-paired angular contact, the bearings also offer the benefit of reduced mass compared to other, more traditional systems.
Turbochargers for Performance Vehicles
Increasing demand for compact, high efficiency performance vehicles has prompted Barden to introduce a range of incredibly precise bearings for turbochargers and superchargers. Used in this application, Barden ball bearing supported turbochargers and superchargers extract maximum power and driveability with design synergies that virtually eliminate turbo lag and compressor whine. Reduced compressor clearance, lower rotating inertia and maximum speeds can be acheived.