Kaydon Celebrates 75 Years | Industry News


Kaydon Bearings celebrated its 75th anniversary on May 16, with events at its facilities in Michigan, South Carolina, Ohio, Mexico, China, and Brazil.

The Kaydon Engineering Corporation was founded in May, 1941, by A. Harold Frauenthal in Muskegon, Mich. That original location is still a Kaydon facility today.

During the past 75 years, Kaydon Bearings has built a tradition of solving the world’s most demanding bearing challenges, as seen with the invention of Kaydon Reali-Slim thin-section bearings, still an industry standard for a variety of industries, including aerospace, aviation, medical equipment, heavy equipment, industrial machinery, medical systems, radar, renewable energy, robotics, and semiconductor manufacturing.

Now an SKF Group brand, Kaydon has engineers who continue to innovate to meet the changing needs of industry and work closely with customers to meet performance requirements.

The Kaydon thin-section bearing product line includes Reali-Slim and Ultra-Slim; Real-Slim TT turntable; and custom thin-section designs.

Slewing ring bearings include four-point contact, eight-point contact, cross-roller, three-row roller, and wire-race configurations. Kaydon also provides slewing ring bearing remanufacturing and replacement services.