Written by [google_authorship] on 20th December 2019
bearings are very simple machinery components but are vital for enabling motion
between two surfaces. They reduce friction between two moving parts by giving
the connecting surfaces something to roll over instead of rub against.
The most common
bearings are small metal balls, though there are some designs that incorporate rollers
instead. The bearings are the part that roll or spin inside and against the smooth
housing they are mostly enclosed in. They function as the load carrier with
their exposed section enabling a load to move easily across a surface without
It is important
that metal ball bearings are free to move in radial or axial directions as well
as lineal as they will likely encounter different kinds of load movement. It is
also possible that such bearings will encounter loads that require multiple
motions all at once. Smooth roller bearings are less versatile and usually just
allow for linear motion.
Industrial Bearings Supplier
As an industrial
bearings supplier, Yorkshire-based YB Components keep local stocks of many
different kinds of bearing. Any businesses based in Yorkshire areas such as
Leeds, Castleford, Bradford, Wakefield, Pontefract or Knottingley, can expect
same day delivery for free, while the rest of the UK and the world can also
expect fast delivery.
There are many
different types of bearing to suit a wide variety of applications. Here is a
rundown of just some of the most common bearing types.
Industrial Ball Bearings
described, ball bearings use metals balls to provide a low friction means of
motion either between two bearing structures (races) or one integrated within a
stationary surface. Ball bearings are extremely
common, especially in applications with lighter loads. These bearing are best
suited to such lighter weight tasks because the exposed part of the metal ball,
or the contact area, is very small even though it is the load bearing part.
This minimal contact area also makes ball bearings ideal for fast-moving
Smooth Roller Bearings
can come in either cylindrical or spherical form. They are often used in
applications such as conveyor belts and moving walkways. Roller
bearings can handle much heavier loads than ball bearings thanks to their much
larger surface contact areas. Cylindrical rollers can also withstand moderate
thrust loads as the weight of the load is distributed across a much large area
than with spherical rollers.
Thrust Ball Bearings
bearings are specifically designed to withstand load misalignment and significant
thrust loads. They are particularly useful in fast-moving applications.
Linear Motion Bearings
Linear bearings suppliers supply
these products that are only capable of allowing motion in a single direction.
They are typically used on either a slide or a rail to move loads along
automatically, rather than have an external force move the load as with the
previously described bearings. They can be powered by hand, though many use a
motor to power the linear motion bearings.
If you require any industrial
bearings, then contact
who are the UK’s leading bearings supplier. Yorkshire-based, but ready to ship
all over the UK and the world fast and for free.