Emechmart- #1 Shop to Buy Industrial Bearing supplies
Rolling-element bearings are used to ensure smooth, efficient operation in many machines with rotary motion – from car wheels, engines and turbines to medical equipment. The industrial bearing available at Emechmart performs three main functions on facilitating motion: it carries the load, reduces friction, and moves machine parts.
The bearing industrial supplies offered by Emechmart by use two "races", or balls to separate the bearing rings, to reduce surface contact and friction in the reciprocating plane. The rotation of the balls reduces the coefficient of friction when the flat surfaces rub against each other. Because there is less surface contact between the balls and the race, ball bearings generally have a lower load capacity for their size than other rolling-element bearings.
Designs and Applications of bearings
Emechmart offers various designs and applications for industrial ball bearings and their designs are specific to their industrial application and load type. Some common designs of ball bearings include:
- Angular Contact Bearings: Designed to operate under combined radial and axial loads.
- Axial bearings: Also called thrust ball bearings, they are designed to operate under an applied force parallel to the bearing's axis or thrust load.
- Deep-Groove Bearings: Designed to carry radial and light axial loads.
- Linear Bearings: Designed to allow movement in one direction along a linear axis.
- Self-aligning ball bearings: Bearings with two sets of balls that are self-aligning and carry radial and light axial loads.
- High-speed angular contact bearings: Another type of precision ball bearing is the high-speed angular contact bearing. As the name suggests, High-Speed Bearings are designed to handle high RPMs with precision and accuracy.
Bearing types available at Emechmart
Different types of bearings are used for many important purposes in today's automatic transmission systems. Each bearing has a unique function and can also support the functionality of other components. The various types of bearings used in transmission systems are as follows:
Ball Bearings - Ball bearings are the most commonly used bearings in transmission systems and their components. These bearings handle radial and axial loads with ease. These are usually made of steel balls and are set in grooves in a hardened steel cage. They handle loads well and reduce friction and heat, so they are used in high-speed moving components in transmissions. It makes the components work smoothly without any shock.
Tapered Bearings – A tapered bearing is similar to a ball bearing but has a larger surface area. Thus, they can be used even with very heavy components. These bearings find application in differentials, final drives and transfer shafts. Generally, these bearings require some preload to function. As such, always check the instruction manual for the correct preload set for these bearings.
Plain Bearings – As the name suggests, plain bearings are small bearings that are held in place by the cylinder using assembly grease. Since these bearings are not attached to the cylinder, they can easily fall off and are difficult to remember. Petroleum jelly can always be used to assemble it and reinstall it. Avoid using chassis or bearing grease to install washers and bearings in the transmission, as they do not mix well with the transmission fluid and can cause problems later.