Types of Roller Bearings

Posted - July 8, 2024

Choosing the right roller bearing for your industrial application is crucial for ensuring efficient and reliable performance. At BK Industrial Solutions, we offer a wide range of high-quality roller bearings to meet your specific needs. Whether you require mounted or unmounted bearings, our extensive selection will help you find the perfect solution for your machinery.

Unmounted Cylindrical Roller Bearings

Unmounted cylindrical roller bearings are designed to handle the maximum radial load capacity among roller bearing types. They are particularly effective in high-speed applications due to their robust construction. With configurations available to accommodate various application specifications, these bearings can endure rapid accelerations, heavy radial loads, and high-speed shaft revolutions, making them a reliable choice for demanding industrial environments.

Unmounted Needle Roller Bearings

For applications where space is limited, unmounted needle roller bearings are an excellent option. These bearings feature thin, needle-shaped rollers that feature low cross-section height and high load capacity. This design makes them ideal for reducing overall machine size while maintaining strength and reliability. Common applications include automotive equipment, construction equipment, printing presses, and industrial robots, where compact and efficient bearing solutions are essential.

Unmounted Spherical Roller Bearings

Unmounted spherical roller bearings are known for their ability to handle heavy loads, even with shaft deflection or misalignment. The unique spherical shape of the outer ring raceway allows for slight tilting of the inner ring, providing tolerance to misalignment without substantial loss of bearing life. These bearings are particularly suitable for applications involving heavy shock loads and axial thrusting, such as in large machinery and heavy-duty industrial equipment.

Unmounted Tapered Roller Bearings

Unmounted tapered roller bearings are engineered to manage both axial and radial loads effectively. Their tapered surfaces converge at a common point on the bearing axis, allowing for efficient load distribution. Available in single or double row configurations, these bearings are perfect for applications involving heavy normal or impact loading, providing dependable performance in a variety of industrial settings.

Mounted Spherical Roller Bearings

Mounted spherical roller bearings, available in flange and pillow block mounts, offer superior load distribution and durability. The design of these bearings includes hardened steel cages and longer rollers, enhancing their performance and service life. Ideal for applications with high radial and axial loads, these bearings ensure smooth operation and reduced wear, making them ideal for maintaining equipment reliability.

Mounted Tapered Roller Bearings

Mounted tapered roller bearings are designed to manage both radial and thrust loads on rotating shafts. Their geometric design allows for efficient load management, making them suitable for various industrial applications. With options for pillow block mounts and flange mounts, these bearings provide versatility and ease of installation, ensuring optimal performance and durability in demanding environments.

At BK Industrial Solutions, we are committed to providing the highest quality roller bearings to meet your industrial needs. Give us a call today at 409.838.1641, reach us through our contact form, or request a quote to find the perfect bearing solution for your application.