Some of Our Bearing Types
Angular Contact Bearings
Used primarily in agricultural, chemical, utilities and manufacturing industries, angular contact bearings are designed to for high-speed use and where anti-friction characteristics are needed. Materials used to construct angular contact bearings include stainless steel, ceramic, and brass. Materials for the bearings and cage assemblies are selected to enhance performance and corrosion resistance. We Can Locate Any Major Brand and Type of Bearing, including single-row angular contact ball bearings, double-row angular contact ball bearings, and four-point contact ball bearings. The differences between the types of angular contact bearings is the types of seals and shields available to aid in lubrication without affecting the bearing's speed capacity.
Cylindrical Roller Bearings
This type of bearing is characterized by the use of cylinders instead of balls as the rolling mechanisms. The advantage is their high radial load capacity and speed. Single row cylindrical roller bearings incorporate a single caged bearing and are available in a variety of configurations to meet specific requirements. Double-row varieties are stronger and allow for increased radial capacities. Multi-row cylindrical roller bearings are constructed using four or eight roller rolls, and provide very high radial load capacities, but lag behind other models in thrust capacity. These BEARINGS are aimed at metal rolling industries.
Flange bearings are designed primarily to support a shaft running perpendicular to the mounting surface. A wide variety of sizes are offered to accommodate different shaft sizes. Two-bolt flanges, available in typical wing-shapes or diamond configurations, normally have two mounting holes and are favored for their ease of adjustment. Three-bolt flanges are normally round and have three evenly spaced mounting holes. Four-bolt flanges are typically square and provide a fourth mounting bolt hole. Each type is engineered to meet specific fit and load-bearing needs.
Pillow Block Bearings
Pillow block bearings incorporate a bearing into a specific type of housing and are generally sold as a single unit. The outer ring is intended to be stationary, with only the inner ring actually moving. This type of bearing is well balanced and typically delivers long service cycles without a great deal of user maintenance. Even if the blocks are slightly out of alignment, the design of the bearing compensates effectively through the use of a spherical ball used in its construction. While easy to use, pillow block bearings are intended primarily for lighter duty use in relatively clean environments.
Tapered Roller Bearings
There are situations calling for Tapered roller bearings. These bearings are designed to withstand a great deal of pressure and weight, making them ideal for a number of applications. The design of these bearings includes an outer ring that is usually referred to as the cup. This cup surrounds the cone of the bearing and serves to support their durability and the function. Along with the manufacturers already named, SKF and Timken also offer these designs for roller bearings, and make them available through the network at competitive prices.
Commonly used in machining tools, spindle ball bearings offer the highest degree of accuracy among ball bearings. These angular contact bearings meet at either 15 or 25 degrees, and both rings contain raceways for flexibility. Unlike other types of bearings, the housing and bearings cannot be separated. Because of their strength and precision, spindle bearings are frequently used in applications that involve a high rate of speed. Open spindle bearings use larger balls while closed spindle bearings feature a greater number of smaller balls, which creates a higher speed tolerance. They are also extremely easy to work with in terms of repairs and replacements, as the parts are standardized across the industry.
Spherical Roller Bearings
Designed for industrial applications, spherical roller bearings support large loads. Many models are self-aligning, which means they are able to tolerate minute instances of misalignment. They feature a high degree of shock tolerance, as well, and they can withstand significant vibrations. Many applications involve high levels of pollution because spherical bearings perform well in those environments. Most spherical roller bearings are manufactured from chrome, steel, or brass, and they can be manufactured with either a straight or tapered bore. The best uses require maximum load capacities.
Thin Section Bearings
These are among the most compact ball bearings on the market. Their square cross-section accommodates inner and outer rings with similar dimensions. They produce less friction than other ball bearings, and load capacities vary from one manufacturer to another. Most applications for thin section bearings impose space restrictions because of the machine's overall size or because of the size of its components. Stainless steel models adapt well to extreme temperatures while chrome models offer more friction resistance. They are also extremely lightweight because of their size, so they do not impose weight complications for the overall machine.
We Can Locate Any Major Brand and Type of Bearing for Any Customer
Most people do not realize how important bearings are to the operation of equipment. From textile machinery to vehicles to construction projects, the need for different kinds of bearings is everywhere. For customers having trouble finding the right replacements, We Can Locate Any Major Brand and Type of Bearing needed for just about any type of application. Here are some examples.
Bearings made by this manufacturer are often associated with the automobile industry. They are also found in a number of vehicles used for agriculture, food processing, and the aerospace industry. With thousands of options for roller bearings, and even more types of needle bearings, there is something that will work with just about any type of machinery or equipment a customer can imagine. Thanks to the development of a network that makes it easy to find the right bearings, even ones that will fit older equipment, it is possible to ensure that the customer receives authentic bearings at prices that are very competitive in the industry.
As one of the most well-recognized names in the industry, Fafnir began in 1911 and quickly became the favorite supplier for many of the textile manufacturers of the day. Over the years, the company was operated by several different owners and is currently part of the Timken Company. While the original company is no longer around, the name lives on.
Still widely used in textile, food and beverage, and steel mills, customers can order all sorts of original Fafnir products, including angular contact ball bearings, ceramic hybrid ball bearings, and pillow block bearings. These and other bearings made under this brand are great for keeping vintage equipment operational, and will also work quite well with contemporary equipment.
As part of a worldwide concern producing components for use in many industries, it only makes sense that Nachi would apply those same high standards to the production of a wide range of bearings. With bearings that are ideal for equipment associated with the automotive, paper, steel, and textile industries, it is possible to find Nachi bearings that are a perfect fit when no other manufacturer can match the need. Best of all, choosing to place an order with this network makes it all the easier to lock in some of the lowest prices in the industry. The result is quick ordering and delivery that helps to prevent downtime and save the customer a great deal of time and money.
Why spend time dealing with several suppliers when one can cover all the needs of the client? It makes more sense to work with a supplier that is always open and always ready to find exactly what the customer wants. Since it is possible to find bearings of all types through the network, customers never have to be concerned about being left without the parts needed to keep equipment in top operating order. All that is required is to establish an account, search the listings of products offered, and locate the type and quantity of bearings desired. Once the order is placed, the bearings are secured from partners and shipped directly to the client.
We regularly supply clients with bearings made by the Timken Company, one of the world's top producers. With over 60 manufacturing plants worldwide, Timken has a reputation for producing top-quality bearings and anti-friction parts that are critical for the smooth functioning of companies in a wide range of industries.
Timken's mobile division turns out bearings used in construction, mining, and agricultural equipment, road-going vehicles of all sorts, and even locomotives and rail cars. Timken's process division produces bearings for a wide range of industrial uses, from rolling mills and printing presses to wind energy turbines. The company's high-tech aerospace and defense section produces bearings and friction-reducing parts for applications ranging from helicopters to spaceflight controls and support equipment.
We routinely track down Timken bearings of all these kinds for our clients, delivering responsive, reliable service that helps them repair and maintain critical equipment. Whether for emergency needs or routine overhauls, our unmatched network of suppliers means that we are the best source for Timken Bearings of all kinds.
Locate Ball Bearings is not an authorized distributor for Timken bearings
Swedish group SKF is one of the world's oldest bearing producers, and we are one of the world's leading suppliers and locators of SKF parts. SKF is, by volume, the largest producer of bearings in the world today, meaning that the company's parts are specified and used across a wide range of industries and applications.
Whether for manufacturing equipment, agricultural assets or vehicles, we can find and source SKF bearings of all kinds more quickly and reliably than any other company in the world. By having access to so many suppliers around the world, we can invariably secure the lowest prices for our clients while also delivering the needed SKF bearings more quickly and reliably than any other company in the industry.
Locate Ball Bearings is not an authorized distributor for SKF bearings