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Bearings are a crucial tribological component of many types of machinery and exist in a variety of forms and shapes. They can be defined as a machine element that supports/permits only a specific type of motion (restriction of degrees of freedom) in a system that may be under static or dynamic loading.
Rolling element bearings contain rolling elements in the shape of balls or cylinders. We know that it is easier to roll a wheel than slide it on the ground as the magnitude of rolling friction is lower than sliding friction. The same principle is in work here. Rolling element bearings are used to facilitate the free movement of parts in rotational motion.
Another example is a reciprocating pump that can convert rotational energy from a motor into translational motion with the help of linkages. In each of these applications, ball bearings are used to support motor shafts as well as shafts of other rollers in the assembly.
Rolling elements carry the load without much friction as the sliding friction is replaced with rolling friction. Rolling element bearings can be subdivided into two major types: ball bearings and roller bearings.
Ball bearings are one of the most common types of bearing classes used. It consists of a row of balls as rolling elements. They are trapped between two annulus-shaped metal pieces. These metal pieces are known as races. The inner race is free to rotate while the outer race is stationary.
Ball bearings are used for controlling oscillatory and rotational motion. For example, in electrical motors where the shaft is free to rotate but the motor housing is not, ball bearings are used to connect the shaft to the motor housing.
The inner ring has deep grooves similar to deep groove ball bearings followed by two rows of balls and the outer ring. The outer ring has a concave shape and this grants the inner ring some freedom to rearrange itself depending on the misalignment.
Roller bearings are also available in various types. The appropriate type may be selected after considering the type and magnitude of loading, service conditions, and the possibility of misalignment among other factors.
Spherical roller bearings have a wide range of use cases. They are used in applications where heavy loads, moderate to high speeds and possible misalignment occur. Some examples are off-road vehicles, pumps, mechanical fans, marine propulsion, wind turbines, and gearboxes.
As needle bearings have a smaller diameter, more rollers can be fit in the same space which increases the surface area in contact with the races. Thus, they are capable of handling high loads. The small size can also prove helpful in applications where space is limited as they require smaller clearances between the axle and the housing.
Fluid bearing is a special type of bearing that relies on pressurised gas or liquid to carry the load and eliminate friction. These bearings are used to replace metallic bearings in applications where they would have a short life in addition to high noise and vibration levels.
In many cases, the two types of magnetic bearings may be used in tandem where the permanent magnets handle the static loading while the electromagnets are used to maintain the position to a high degree of accuracy.
Single-row bearings are designated as NU, NJ, NUP, N, or NF, while double-row bearings are designated as NNU or NN, depending on if side ribs are used. All types allow the inner and outer rings to be separated.
Some CRBs used as free-end bearings have no ribs so that the rings can move axially relative to each other. When the inner or outer ring has ribs on both sides and the other ring has a rib on one side, these bearings can take some axial load in one direction.
A proper shaft and housing fit are vital for the life of your bearings. There are several types of shaft and housing fits. Several factors will determine the appropriate fit for your application. Do not skim through bearing fit selection. Poor design or the incorrect fit selection is setting the application up for continual failure.
There are broadly two ball bearing types: deep groove ball bearings which have a high radial load capacity, and angular contact ball bearings which can manage both high radial and axial loads. Ball bearings are used in a great range of applications, from complex aerospace engineering to the everyday skateboard.
For lower speed applications, use spherical roller bearings. These self-aligning bearings can cope with serious misalignment, vibrations and sudden shocks, and when installed on a double row, can manage extremely heavy radial and axial loads. Roller thrust bearings have similar misalignment managing properties.
Our NORGLIDE® MP is a maintenance-free material that combines the strength of its flexible metal mesh with the self-lubricating properties of high-quality plastic. Used as a liner for spherical bearings, it reduces the risk of impurities while dampening noise and vibration, providing stable friction and torque, as well as removing the need for lubrication.
Sleeve bearings are also called bushings, journal bearings or plain bearings, and are the simplest design of bearing. Sleeve-shaped, they are usually found in applications that use rotating or sliding parts. They are made from a range of materials, with plastic being the lowest-cost option.
In general, plastic has many advantages over metal. It can be used in wet environments, and is easier to keep hygienic in clean room situations. FDA approved food grade plastics may be specified for certain industrial applications, while polyethylene has been traditionally used for orthopaedic bearings.
NORGLIDE® Bearings are made from PTFE, which is reinforced with metal to manage heavy duty applications and to ensure a long and reliable service life. We recommend specifying NORGLIDE® for sleeve bearings for its superior load bearing properties. If you like the noise-dampening and self-lubricating properties of plastic, but require a heavy-duty component, this is the perfect solution.
Because we take extending the life of your bearings enormously, we put together this in-depth guide to discuss the different types of lubricants, the best methods for bearing lubrication, proper procedure for applications, and mistakes you might be making to ensure the long service life of your bearings.
Published engineering data - Manufacturers may have done the work for you by determining the free space for a number of their "catalog bearings." This means a simple email or phone call to the manufacturer's engineering department can get you the answers you need.
From small clocks and precision measuring instruments (motion transmission applications) to large gears used in marine transmission systems (power transmission applications), gears are used widely and are ranked as one of the important mechanical components along with screws and bearings.
Roller bearings enhance motion through the use of rolling cylinders instead of balls. They are used to support primarily radial loads and axial loads parallel to the axis in one direction. They are useful in moderate to high-speed applications to reduce friction and enhance equipment speeds.
Engineered to specifically support heavy, high precision thrust loads, thrust ball bearings offer exceptionally precise axial support parallel to the drive shaft, but little to no radial support. The rolling element may be a ball, roller, or needle, depending on the application. They are particularly useful for applications such as propeller engines, which support free and easy movement of heavy loads parallel to the shaft.
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