Without bearings, there would be a constant need to replace parts that have been worn out due to friction. Coming in all sizes and designs, bearings may offer free linear movement or allow a free rotation around an Axis. Some bearings are more popular and are used in more applications than others. The Bearing needed will depend entirely on the application. Used in everything from Wind turbines all the way down to Remote control Cars.
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Single row deep groove ball bearings are particularly versatile. They are simple in design, non-separable, suitable for high and even very high speeds and are robust in operation, requiring little maintenance. Deep raceway grooves and the close conformity between the raceway grooves and the balls enable deep groove ball bearings to accommodate axial loads in both directions, in addition to radial loads, even at high speeds.
Single row deep groove ball bearings are the most widely used bearing type. Consequently, they are available from in many executions and sizes.

The range of Self-Lube bearing units offer a wide choice of cast iron, pressed steel or synthetic rubber housings fitted with the full range of spherical outside diameter Self-Lube bearing inserts.They will accommodate initial housing misalignment up to 0.030 radians but are not recommended for running misalignment in excess of 0.001 radians.The general housing types are pillow
blocks, flange units, take-up units, cartridge units and hanger units. Choice is very much determined by the requirements of the application, although the aesthetic appearance of the machine design is often an important consideration. Self-Lube units have been designed to meet the needs of both criteria.The castings are made from high-quality cast iron, and finished on unmachined surfaces with an electrostatic air-drying paint. Pressed steel housings are made from mild steel strip, and are zinc plated. Rubber housings are moulded in antistatic nitrile rubber.

Self Aligning Bearings
It has two rows of balls and a common concave sphered raceway in the outer ring. The bearing is consequently self-aligning and insensitive to angular misalignments of the shaft relative to the housing. It is particularly suitable for applications where considerable shaft deflections or misalignment are to be expected. Additionally, the self-aligning ball bearing has the lowest friction of all rolling bearings, which enables it to run cooler even at high speeds. Self-aligning ball bearings are available in several designs.

The majority are single row bearings with a cage. Single and double row full complement bearings (without cage) complete the standard assortment for general engineering. Bearings with a cage can accommodate heavy radial loads and operate at high speeds. Full complement bearings are suitable for very heavy radial loads at moderate speeds.The rollers of  cylindrical roller bearings are a key component. Their geometry, the so-called logarithmic profile, provides an optimum stress distribution in the contact zones in the bearing. Their surface finish maximizes lubricant film formation and optimizes rolling motion of the rollers. The benefits derived from this compared with traditional designs include enhanced operational reliability and a greater insensitivity to misalignment. They are available in various different lip arrangements - NJ, NUP, NU and N

Spherical Roller Bearings
Spherical roller bearings are inherently self-aligning and very robust. The two rows of rollers make the bearings able to carry heavy loads. years, the present  range of spherical roller bearings includes a wide range of sizes of several ISO Dimension Series and also includes special designs, for example, for vibrating screens and similar applications. More recently a range of sealed spherical roller bearings has been added to the assortment. Split spherical roller bearings are usually based on the standard bearings but can be customized as required.

Tapered Roller Bearing
Tapered roller bearings have tapered inner and outer ring raceways between which tapered rollers are arranged. The projection lines of all the tapered surfaces meet at a common point on the bearing axis. Their design makes tapered roller bearings particularly suitable for the accommodation of combined (radial and axial) loads. The axial load carrying capacity of the bearings is largely determined by the contact angle ? ( the larger ?, the higher the axial load carrying capacity size is given by the calculation factor e; the larger the value of e, the larger the contact angle and the greater the suitability of the bearing for carrying axial loads.

Tapered roller bearings are generally separable, i.e. the cone, consisting of the inner ring with roller and cage assembly, can be mounted separately from the cup (outer ring).

Tapered roller bearings have the logarithmic contact profile that provides optimum stress distribution over the roller/raceway contacts. The special design of the sliding surfaces of the guide flange and large roller ends considerably promote lubricant film formation in the roller end/flange contacts. The resulting benefits include increased operational reliability and reduced sensitivity to misalignment.

Angular Contact Bearing
Angular contact ball bearings have raceways in the inner and outer rings that are displaced with respect to each other in the direction of the bearing axis. This means that they are designed to accommodate combined loads, i.e. simultaneously acting radial and axial loads. The axial load carrying capacity of angular contact ball bearings increases with increasing contact angle. The contact angle  is defined as the angle between the line joining the points of contact of the ball and the raceways in the radial plane, along which the load is transmitted from one raceway to another, and a line perpendicular to the bearing axis

Thrust Bearings
Single direction thrust ball bearings consist of a shaft washer, a housing washer and a ball and cage thrust assembly. The bearings are separable so that mounting is simple as the washers and the ball and cage assembly can be mounted separately.
Smaller sizes are available with either a flat seat surface on the housing washer or a sphered seat surface Bearings with a sphered housing washer can be used together with a sphered seat washer to compensate for misalignment between the support surface in the housing and the shaft. Sphered seat washers are available  but must be ordered separately.
Single direction thrust ball bearings, as their name suggests, can accommodate axial loads in one direction and thus locate a shaft axially in one direction. They must not be subjected to any radial load.

Needle Roller Bearings
Needle roller bearings are roller bearings with cylindrical rollers that are long and thin in relation to their diameter. In spite of their low cross section, needle roller bearings have a high load carrying capacity and are therefore extremely suitable for bearing arrangements where radial space is limited

Track Bearings
Track runner bearings are rolling bearings with a very thick-walled outer ring that can accommodate heavy loads as well as shock loads. The designs of track runner bearings are based on ball bearings, needle roller bearings as well as cylindrical roller bearings.
track runner bearings come in many different designs and for a wide variety of diverse operating conditions and applications. They are ready-to-mount pre-greased units and are intended for all types of cam drives, tracks, conveyor systems etc. The rails used for linear guides can serve as tracks for the bearings.

Spherical plain bearings are standardized, ready-to-mount mechanical components that are self-aligning and enable multi-directional alignment movements to be made. The inner ring has a sphered convex outside diameter and the outer ring a correspondingly sphered but concave inside surface The forces acting on the bearing may be static or may occur when the bearing makes oscillating or recurrent tilting and slewing movements at relatively low speeds. The advantages inherent in the design of spherical plain bearings mean that in practice errors of alignment or angular misalignment do not influence bearing life deformation of surrounding components in operation has no effect edge stresses and excessive stressing of adjacent components do not occur operational reliability of lightweight constructions is enhanced reasonably wide manufacturing tolerances allow the use of cost favourable welded constructions

Linear roller bearings are suitable in conjunction with guideways for locating/locating or locating/non-locating bearing arrangements and form a bearing arrangement system for linear motion with unlimited stroke length. In closed arrangements, they can support loads from all directions and moments about all axes. Their load carrying capacity is extremely high and the space required is very small. The guidance systems can be preloaded by adjusting gibs and have extremely high rigidity when preloaded.
Since the guidance elements have a versatile range of possible arrangements, linear recirculating roller guidance systems are suitable for numerous applications in general machine building, especially for linear guidance systems in machine tools where high guidance and positioning accuracies are required over long traverse distances.

The range is supplemented by adjusting gibs for precise setting of the preload, setting devices for measuring the deformation of the adjacent construction where preload forces must be supported and adapters for easy mounting of the linear roller bearings in a 45° arrangement.

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