Posted - July 9, 2019

As a pedestal used to provide support for a rotating shaft having compatible bearings, a pillow block bearing (or plumber block or bearing housing) is a bearing that has housings fitted into it. These bearings are often not meant to bear higher loads and are mounted in cleaner environments. The premier application is to safely mount bearings with a rotating inner ring and stationary outer ring. At BK Industrial Solutions, we provide high-quality pillow block bearings in Texas that deliver dependable performance.

In order to understand the basics of pillow block bearings used in Texas equipment, let us review common types of pillow block bearings:

Roller Bearings

Roller bearings use a roller as the rolling element. Similar to ball bearings, they offer low friction, smooth movement for rotary applications. They consist of a housing, rollers, outer and inner rings, and a cage or roller separator. Three main types of roller bearings are used for pillow blocks. These pillow block bearings in Texas include:

Tapered Roller Bearings

This type of bearing uses a cone shaped roller which runs on conical races. These bearings have more contact area than ball bearings and thus can support higher loads. They also carry axial and radial loads.

Spherical Roller Bearings

Spherical roller bearings are double row, self-aligning, combination thrust in radial bearings. The rolling element of these bearings has a spherical or crown shape. Their speed capabilities are limited but they are ideal for supporting high loads or loads that require shock tolerance.

Cylindrical Roller Bearings

These are bearings with moderate thrust loads and high radial capacities. They can be crowned or end-relieved to produce lower stress concentrations. They are designed and manufactured for high speeds and produce a low level of friction.

Ball Bearings

With ball bearings, the ball is the rolling element used between the rotating ring and the stationary ring. These bearings deliver a low friction, smooth movement in rotary applications. They are manufactured with a housing, balls, a ball separator, as well as inner and outer rings.

Selecting the Right Pillow Block Bearing

When selecting the type of pillow block bearings in Texas you need, it is important to understand the speed and load capacity required. This knowledge can help ensure you choose the correct bearing for your application. At BK Industrial Solutions, we offer high quality pillow block bearings in the roller and ball bearing types.

If you are looking for quality pillow block bearings for your application in Texas, give us a call today at 409. 838.1641, use our contact form, or request a free quote.