Manufacturing the world’s best Ball Units   Since 1939

Made in the UK | Est. 1939
Made in the UK | Est. 1939

Bespoke Ball Units

As manufacturers of the world's widest range of ball transfer units (also known as Ball Castors, Ball Rollers or Roller Bearings), Alwayse has existing units that are suitable for most applications. However, if requirements cannot be met with an existing unit, we have decades of in-house R&D experience to design and manufacture ball transfer units to non-standard criteria. Please contact us to discuss your particular requirements. 

Bespoke Ball Unit Body Materials

Nylon; Inconel; Aluminium; Polypropylene; low magnetic permeability stainless steel; and more...

Ball Transfer Unit with all nylon body and bearing

Bespoke Load Ball Materials
Phenolic Resin; Delrin; PEEK; Ruby; Torlon; Silicon Nitride; and more...

Ball Transfer Unit with Phenolic load ball

Bespoke Ball Unit Designs
Custom dimensions, load capacity, finish, or a totally unique profile design. For example, a bespoke hybrid ball unit was designed to operate as both a bearing and a Ball Transfer Unit (see below image).

Ball Transfer Unit hybrid designed to also function as a bearing

More Examples

  • Oil & Gas - ball units featuring a Silicon Nitride load ball for subsea down-well applications.
  • Medical - all nylon ball unit for medical imaging scanners requiring no metal.
  • Glass - units with a PEEK load ball for LED/LCD screen manufacturing.
  • Air Cargo - unique cargo handling ball unit (see image below).

Ball Transfer Unit for Bespoke Air Cargo

Need more help selecting the right Ball Unit?

You can use the Ball Unit Identifier to help you narrow your results or if you are unsure of your requirements, our technical team are here to help you...

If you are unsure of your requirements, our technical team are here to help you... Get in Touch

Quality Testing

Quality Testing

ALWAYSE Engineering is quality registered to ISO 9001 and has a rigorous policy of testing, utilising our specially designed test equipment.

Case Studies

Case Studies

ALWAYSE Ball Units are used in many different industries. Take a look at some recent applications.



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What is the Ball Unit Identifier?

The Alwayse Ball Unit Identifier allows you quickly identify suitable units based on 2 key criteria. By choosing from the options listed you will be given a variety of ball transfer products which meet your needs.

If you know the Alwayse part number enter it and you will be taken directly to the appropriate information. You can also enter other companies’ part numbers to find the Alwayse equivalent.

Fixing Method

Choose the appropriate fixing for your application if known.

Load Capacity

Choose the maximum load capacity required. Please note that these are for a load up orientation. For load down or other orientations please note that the maximum load capacity may be reduced.

More Information

Ball Unit Identifier

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