King's TechLab - Excel and Exceed
TechLab is our starting point for exploring new technologies. It’s where our new products and features are designed, tested and validated.
Our TechLab R&D culture focuses on constant analysis of what can be done to support ever increasing race engine loads, and how to improve bearing durability. One of those technologies is RadiaLock™.
A common industry practice is to design race bearings with excessive crush height. However, the extreme operating conditions and degree of individualization in today’s race engines call for greater design precision. King responded with RadiaLock™.
RadiaLock™ is an optimal crush height value obtained from an optimization process that customizes each bearing crush height to its specific performance requirements.
During the process, King’s ENSIM™ system analyzes optional height crush values, taking into account engine block or conrod material, coefficient of thermal expansion, torque and more. Following the process, the perfect RadiaLock™ is reached for each bearing in each application.Click Here for the Application Guide Find Your Set - King Catalog
- Optimal press fit
- Improves bearing spin and fretting prevention
- Better heat transfer
- Reduces bearing and housing distortion