–Rolling function is provided by a ball
–Low friction, high speed, light to medium loading
–Light and general machine applications
Commonly found in fans, roller blades, wheel bearings, and under hood applications on cars etc.
Cylindrical & Needle Roller Bearings:
Where the rolling function is provided by a cylinder of some kind. May also be referred to as needle roller bearings (where length is much greater than diameter)
-Low friction, medium to heavy radial loading
Commonly found in general machine applications including gearboxes and transmissions, machine tool and construction equipment.
Tapered Roller Bearings:
A tapered version of a roller bearing is used for combined axial and radial loads, such as in wheel applications on trucks
Commonly found in heavy industrial, truck and wheel applications with combined radial and axial loads. Some examples are manual transmissions, gearboxes, power generation and other process equipment.
Spherical Roller Bearings:
- A roller bearing that has a barrel shaped roller.
- Medium friction, medium to heavy loads and misalignment capabilities
- Generally used for very high load applications with misaligned shafts to housings.
Commonly found in gearboxes, conveyors, pulp and paper machines and other process equipment.