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Why Opt for Rolling Bearings?

Rolling bearings stand as indispensable components, offering pivotal support and guidance with minimal friction to rotating or oscillating machine elements such as shafts, axles, or wheels, facilitating seamless load transfer between machine components.

Renowned for their ability to provide impeccable precision and minimal friction, rolling bearings empower machinery to operate at heightened rotational speeds while simultaneously mitigating noise, heat, energy consumption, and wear. Characterized by their cost-effectiveness and interchangeability, rolling bearings typically adhere to stringent national or international dimension standards.

Rolling bearings are broadly categorized into two fundamental types based on their rolling elements:

  • Ball Bearings: Harnessing the power of spherical balls, these bearings establish precise point contact with the ring raceways
  • Roller Bearings: Employing cylindrical rollers, these bearings establish robust line contact with the ring raceways.

Classification based on Load Direction:

  • Rolling bearings are further stratified into two groups based on the predominant direction of the load they can endure:
  • Radial Bearings: Meticulously engineered to absorb loads primarily perpendicular to the shaft, radial bearings exhibit a spectrum of load-bearing capabilities. While some excel in supporting pure radial loads, the majority can adeptly accommodate axial loads in one direction and occasionally in both directions.
  • Thrust Bearings: Purpose-built to withstand loads predominantly acting along the axis of the shaft, thrust bearings boast diverse designs tailored to specific applications. Depending on the intricate design, these bearings proficiently support pure axial loads in one or both directions.

The Bearing Classification by Contact Angle:

  • The pivotal determinant in bearing classification is the contact angle. Bearings boasting a contact angle of 45° or less are classified as radial bearings, whereas those with angles surpassing 45° are categorized as thrust bearings.

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