Bearing: Know the 6 bearing types available

There are readily available different types of bearings for bearing in the market that have been designed to function with varying radial loads and thrust loads. Major difference is associated with the ability to accept varying weight with specific bearings, which is much more resilient than the others.

Common bearing types

• Roller Bearing:

This type is favored for applications relying heavily upon heavy load. It has a cylindrical design to help distribute load across a wide area and is also a useful technique to manage weight in huge amounts.

• Ball Bearing:

It is a common type having the capability to accept both radial and thrust loads. However, they cannot be termed to be the strongest when weight is taken into consideration. In case, they are exposed to high weight amount then they are likely to begin deforming very easily. They are also used popularly in several types of applications like electronics and hard drives.

• Ball thrust bearing:

They are considered to be a practical choice if working with low speed and low weight applications. A bar stool may be included in a simple item with the bearing being used to support the seat.

• Tapered roller bearing:

They are constructed to provide sufficient load versatility. They are also very much effective to manage large amount of radial and thrust loads. The car industry makes use of this bearing type and it is also found to be a common choice mainly for car hubs due to significant load amount that the wheels need to endure.

• Roller thrust bearing:

Such bearings can be found to be quite similar in design when compared to ball thrust type. It is found useful as it takes care of thrust loads. However, the only difference that is noticed is total load to be accepted. Roller thrust type is found to support extreme high load, thus becoming a practical choice for being used during car transmission building.

• Specialized:

Apart from standard SKF Bearing type, also are present numerous specialized bearings created to work on specific application. It includes giant roller and magnetic types. The latter is found to be a popular choice especially for high speed applications. With no moving parts being present, it does offer high degree of stability, especially when moving at rapid rates. If large or heavy loads are to be relocated, like a building or large structural parts, then giant type is taken into consideration.

Overall, the TIMKEN Bearing has been designed to execute different roles or purposes. Hence, it becomes essential to choose the right type to ensure matching specific applications.

Tips to make the perfect selection

Is your manufacturing plant experiencing frequent shut downs due to malfunctioning equipments? It might be that the bearings present in the machinery have failed, a sight commonly noticed even with high quality bearings. A common cause for bearing failure is cited to be poor selection. Hence, few points are to be kept in mind while shopping for KOYO Bearing, since there are several options easily available in the market. It includes the following:

• The bearing’s lifespan
• Machine function
• Bearing’s running and load capacity. Load carrying capacity reduces as bearing temperature increases. Bearing seal needs to be designed to withstand extreme temperatures.
• Environment of the equipment where it operates, especially the corrosion and dirt concerned may reduce the part’s life.
• Component size, taking into consideration the clearance amount available.
It will be useful to choose the NACHI Bearing type depending on which direction, the load is likely to act upon the bearing.
• Radial spherical bearing is preferred if load is mainly radial. This bearing can also be suitable to deal with some axial load.
• If load is mostly axial, then spherical plain thrust type of bearing is to be chosen.
• If there is combined load, then angular contact spherical plain-bearing will be essential. It gets distributed between radial and axial components. But these bearings can prove useful for dealing with axial load going in any specific direction.

When planning to install the right type of equipment components within the machinery, it will be necessary to ensure that they are managed and installed correctly.

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