The thrust ball bearings also known as axial ball bearings are up to 40% more cost-effective and 60% lighter than axial bearings made of metal. However, this is not the only advantage. The thrust ball bearings, optionally available with glass or stainless steel balls, enable economically efficient and long-lasting operation. They are robust, corrosion-free and resistant to media and temperatures from -40 to +80°C. In addition, they guarantee maintenance-free, low-friction, silent and hygienic dry operation without any lubrication oil. In short, xiros® axial ball bearings are technologically way ahead of comparable metal bearings in many respects.