Monday, 25 March 2019 15:35

Ball bearings - popular and innovative solutions

Ball bearings are a type of rolling bearings and are the most widely used group of bearings. They are used in multiple ways in the machine industry and in the production of equipment. Their main features are high strength, ease of assembly, durable construction, versatility of use, as well as the possibility of carrying both longitudinal and transverse loads.

This article presents information on the different types of ball bearings, their possible applications, and innovative solutions.

Types of ball bearings

Ball bearings can be divided into:

  • standard bearings;
  • self-aligning bearing;
  • thrust bearings;
  • angular contact bearings.

Standard bearings are widely available at a low price. They can carry transverse and longitudinal loads even at high rotational speeds. Moreover, they can be used in both high and low temperatures, and most can withstand a temperature range from -30°C to even 100°C.

Self - aligning bearings have the lowest friction of all rolling bearings. This allows them to be used at much higher temperatures. They are also bearings with an extremely simple design, which ensures easy assembly and disassembly.

Thrust bearings only carry longitudinal loads. They are a link in separable bearings, which means that the rings can be mounted separately to the knot.

Angular bearings carry complex, axial and radial loads. They are most often used in situations where a standard ball bearing cannot be used due to axial loads.

A wide range of innovative bearings

Ball bearings are used in every industry. A wide selection allows you to customize the parts to the requirements of your machines and equipment. Ball bearings are available in many different diameters. For example, NTN-SNR bearings have a diameter of 1.5 mm to 1320 mm, one of the most versatile on the market. Bearings can also be selected according to the material used, sealing, or loads.


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