Different Types of Ball Bearings
Ball bearings are practical in rotary applications to give low friction and smooth motion. They are built to be small and solid to give long-term service and high performance. Plus, the spherical shape means there is minimal contact when installed in the various different components which makes it possible for them to spin smoothly. types of bearings
The ball bearings consist of several types, including:
Radial – the radical ball bearing is intended to accept the axial (thrust) and radial (light) loads. Also, there are the thrust bearings that are built to accept the thrust load only.
Deep groove – the deep groove bearing is useful for accepting the axial and radial loads. However, the main purpose is to provide the radial direction load. This type of bearing can include a cage to help keep the ball separate and free moving.
Angular contact – the angular contact bearing is designed to work in a single direction and has the ability to accept moderate radial loads and heavy thrust loads. The angular contact between the balls and races can vary from about 15 degrees to 40 degrees, which has an impact on the speed and efficiency of its operation. They are great for applications that need support for combined loads.
Thrust – The thrust ball bearing is solely used for applications that rely on thrust loads. They aren’t able to accept much in the way of radial loads. The rolling aspect is a roller, needle, or a ball. The turntable or slewing ring bearings have the ability to accept several types of loads, including moment, radial and axial. They aren’t mounted on a shaft or in a special housing, but instead attached to a seated surface. This bearing is also referred to as slewing rings, turntable bearings and tabletop bearings.