Frequently Asked Questions - Flex Bearings
- What is a flex pivot bearing?
- Do you offer other flex pivots that are not catalog items?
- Can you test any of the mechanical properties you list in your catalog?
- Are these Bendix, Lucas, TRW or Goodrich flex pivots?
- Are they the same quality?
- What experience does Riverhawk have in making flex pivots?
What is a flex pivot bearing?
A flex pivot bearing is a completely packaged limited rotation bearing. It is available in 10 different diameters with 3 torsional spring rates for each diameter.
Do you offer other flex pivots that are not catalog items?
Yes, over the years we have developed many special pivots for various applications. We have machined flats, flanges, grooves, chamfers and pin holes. In some cases special metals were used, such as Titanium, Maraging Steel, Custom Stainless, Inconel and others. In other cases standard materials were used with special diameters up to 6". We can design to fit almost any need.
Can you test any of the mechanical properties you list in your catalog?
Yes, we have the ability to measure most of the mechanical properties we list in our publications. Over the years we have developed many test programs for various commercial, and aerospace customers that were tailored to their needs.
Are these Bendix, Lucas, TRW or Goodrich flex pivots?
Yes, Riverhawk acquired the Flex Pivot product line from Goodrich Corporation (formally TRW, Lucas, Bendix) in August of 2004. We are the original.
Are they the same quality?
Yes, we continue to provide the best quality product as our quality control systems evolve through the years. Our quality plan in based on ISO 9001 2000. Our quality plan is available for review on our premises.
What experience does Riverhawk have in making flex pivots?
The purchase of the product line included all manufacturing equipment and documentation as well as several key personnel. Riverhawk Company’s management team includes many former employees of Bendix Corporation. In fact, one of Riverhawk Company’s founders father was instrumental in the development of the flex pivot product line.