The Anemometer

An anemometer is a scientific device used to measure the speed of wind or fluid. They are primarily used in meteorology, but have other practical applications as well.

This customer success story demonstrates how Boca Bearings was able to provide a comprehensive solution that included both premium technology and logistical support.


Problem Or Goal

The company was seeking a premium bearing for their anemometer products that is able to resist harsh weather conditions while spinning with minimal resistance.

Customer Overview

The customer is a well-known global manufacturer of professional-grade meteorological instruments. The company has a reputation for developing, manufacturing and marketing extremely high-quality equipment.



The bearings are used on a metering shaft. Low resistance is essential for the accurate transmission of wind speed information to the system.


After identifying the ideal solution, Boca Bearings’ purchasing team capitalized on over 35 years of experience to align its vendor community in securing the exact product required at a volume with consistent and dependable production in order to meet the company’s manufacturing goals.

Bearing Selection

Full ceramic radial bearings are a perfect fit as they are rounder, smoother, and harder than steel, and offer superior corrosion and heat resistance, with lower density to withstand the elements.



The full ceramic bearings identified have been painstakingly tested and improved to peak performance. They allow the anemometer to operate with substantially lower friction, improving accuracy AND product longevity at the same time.


Use of Boca Bearings’ precision ceramic technology increased the accuracy of wind speed readings by 22%. The added benefit of extending the product life cycle and reducing maintenance directly supports the brand’s status as a leader in premium quality scientific instruments.


Working under a fully developed procurement and distribution strategy, Boca Bearings’ handpicked production factories support product demand by continuing to meet strict criteria for production volume under rigorous quality control standards.