Wherever rotating parts are used in a structure, bearings are necessary to prevent unnecessary power loss and wear. Bearings are often used in stationary machines in industrial applications. Think, for example, of conveyor belts or printing presses. Mobile vehicles such as forklifts, wheel loaders, sweepers, aerial platforms and so on also use many and varied bearings.
What types of bearings are there?
Bearings can be classified according to, for example, the shape of the balls: round, roller, cylindrical, tapered. Bearings can also be classified by design, e.g. bearing blocks, inner bearings, plain bearings.
Our webshop includes: ball bearings, bearing blocks, self-aligning bearings, spherical roller bearings, cylindrical roller bearings, tapered roller bearings, angular contact bearings, ball thrust bearings and inner bearings. We also offer non ball bearings such as radial spherical plain bearings, plain bearing bushings and bushings.
Why so many different types of bearings
The main reason for the different design of bearings are:
(a) the direction of the load
For a shaft subjected to radial load only, a standard ball bearing will suffice. Drive shafts on which there is an axial load in addition to a radial load, such as steering wheels, are often equipped with tapered roller bearings.
b) The place where the bearing is to be fitted.
In vehicle drive shafts, bearings are often already taken into account in the casting. If there is sufficient installation space, bearing blocks are often a suitable solution. Easy to mount and therefore often used on machines operating under dirty conditions, such as agricultural machines and debris sorting plants. Ball thrust bearings, inner bearings and bushings each have their own applications.
Search for bearings in the web shop
Using the images in the overview, first choose the type of bearing you are looking for. Then choose from the different versions of the bearing type you are looking for. Next, the bearings are sorted by inner diameter (=shaft diameter) and then by outer diameter. Once you have found the correct dimensions, choose from the various seals shown.