Bearings play a crucial role in the transmission of power to motion. Without bearings, there would be no efficient rolling or turning of shafts. There would be no planes, trains or automobiles. Bearings primarily facilitate a desired motion by minimizing friction. Bearings come in many different forms to serve a wide variety of industrial purposes. These include:
- Roller Bearings, including:
- Cylindrical Bearings
- Needle Bearings
- Spherical Bearings
- Taper Bearings
- Linear Bearings
- Radial Bearings
- Mounted Bearings, including:
- Pillow Block Bearings
- 2-bolt and 4-bolt Flange Bearings
- Plain Bearings
The simplest form of bearing, the plain bearing, consists of a shaft rotating in a hole. In the ball bearing and roller bearing, to prevent sliding friction, rolling elements such as rollers or balls with a circular cross-section are located between the races or journals of the bearing assembly. A wide variety of bearing designs exists to allow the demands of the application to be correctly met for maximum efficiency, reliability, durability and performance.
The most sophisticated bearings for the most demanding applications are very precise devices; their manufacture requires some of the highest standards of current technology.
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