Use air to provide an exceedingly low friction load-bearing interface between surfaces. Air bearings avoid friction, wear and lubricant handling.
Angular Contact Bearings
The angle of contact on the inner race is the same as that on the outer race. These bearings are frequently used in bicycles.
Made from copper, tin, and lead alloys. Babbitt metal is definite by its resistant to galling. Babbitt bearings are frequently used in automobile engines.
This design reduces friction, as the fixes race stays in place while the free race spins around the rotating balls.
Bridge and Structural Bearings
Designed for use in engineering and construction applications from conveyor lines to construction equipment and bridges.
Bearings made of bronze are ideal for applications that require a durable bearing that can withstand extreme conditions.
Bushings are a type of plain bearing that are usually inserted into a housing to provide a bearing surface for a variety of rotary applications.
The most important characteristic of a cam follower is the way the cam follower mounts to its mating part.
Ceramic bearings offer many advantages including higher speed and acceleration and nonconductiveness.
Composite bearings are constructed with one or more components made from composite materials such as PTFE.
Conveyor bearings are inserted into roller tubes that rotate belts in a variety of conveyor systems.
Custom bearings are offered in a wide range of materials, including: polymer, bronze, stainless steel, chrome, and low carbon.
Eccentric bearings are generally comprised of bearings for specialized applications and feature atypical configuration or construction.
Electric Motor Bearings
Electric motor bearing types include standard ball bearings and angular contact ball bearings.
The flange allows the non-flanged side of the bearing into a space while the flange keeps the bearing from completely entering the space.
Bearings for specific hobby applications including RC vehicles, skateboards, skates, yo-yos roller blades and more.
High Speed Bearings
High speed bearings are designed for low friction, low noise, high precision uses. High speed bearings are often used in aerospace, machine tool, dental and medical applications.
High Temperature Bearings
Engineered to withstand extreme temperatures and are made form materials such as ceramincs and alloys that can stand up to those temperatures.
Hydrostatic & Hydrodynamic Bearings
Hydrostatic & hydrodynamic bearings are externally pressurized fluid bearings frequently used in high load, high precision applications.
These bearings have no rolling elements and are also compact, light weight, and have a high load-carrying capacity.
Large Diameter Bearings
Large ring and roller bearings are manufactured for use on cranes, aerial lifts, excavators, wind turbines, oil equipment and log loaders.
There are many different types of linear motion bearings and which can be broken down into either rolling-element or plane bearing varieties.
Linear bushings are independent plain bearings that can be inserted into a housing to provide a bearing surface for rotary applications.
Frictionless bearings that support a load using magnetic levitation. They support the highest speeds of any kind of bearing.
Various bearings in metric dimensions
Miniature bearings come in configurations like roller ball bearings and ceramic bearings but in smaller sizes as small as 1mm in diameter.
Mounted bearings are used to provide support for a rotating shaft and are typically available in different styles such as two-bolt flange, four-bolt flange and pillow blocks.
Needle bearings are heavily used in engine components such as rocker arm pivots, pumps, compressors, and transmissions.
Bearings can be made from a wide range of materials including nylons which is used in applications that require nonmetallic bearings.
Hard-to-obtain and obsolete inch and metric bearings. These specialty manufacturers also make discontinued bearings previously produced by large bearing manufacturers.
Pillow Block Bearings
Pillow block bearings are mounted roller or plain bearings for supporting a rotating shaft with the mounting surface on a parallel line with the axis of the shaft.
Pivot bearings are designed primarily for rotating machine tool parts where a one element is rotating relative to a second fixed element.
Plain bearings are the simplest bearing variety and consist simply of a bearing surface and no rolling elements.
A wide variety of bearing types can be made from plastic when a specific application calls for nonmetallic bearings.
Powdered Metal Bearings
Self-lubricating bearings that contain no rolling elements and are designed for use in a variety of light to heavy duty applications.
Bearings for submerged pumping applications in liquids including water, gasoline, hot oil, chemicals, and liquefied gases.
Rod End Bearings
A rod end bearing, also known as a helm joint, is a mechanical articulating joint used where a precision articulating joint is required.
A roller bearing carries a load by placing round elements between the two pieces causing the round elements to roll with little rolling resistance.
Rolling Mill Bearings
Rolling mill bearings are tapered roller and cylindrical roller types, both radial and thrust, that have been specifically designed for rolling mill applications.
Rubber bearings are sealed bearings for use in applications where environmental resistance is important.
Self-aligning bearings are ball bearings with inner ring and ball assembly contained in an outer ring that has a spherical raceway.
Self-lubricating bearings can come in a wide variety of bearing designs and are ideal for applications where bearings are hard to access for maintenance.
Sleeve bearings are a type of plain bearing and are available in a wide variety of materials and in self-lubricating types.
Designed to provide moving parts free motion in one dimension. Slide bearings come in a variety of ball bearing and roller configurations.
Rotational rolling-element bearings used to support a heavy but slow-turning load in applications such as heavy machinery and windmills.
A spherical bearing is a bearing type that allows angular rotation around a central point in two directions. Usually these bearings support a rotating shaft.
Teflon (PTFE) Bearings
Teflon sealed bearings are frequently used in aircraft and aerospace applications.
Thin Section Bearings
Thin section ball bearings come in a variety of types including radial retainer, fractured outer ring and angular contact.
Thrust bearings are a type of rotary bearing. Like other rotary bearings they permit rotation between parts, but can simultaneously support a high axial load.
Thrust Washers (Bearings)
Rotary bearings for supporting high axial loads while permitting rotation between bearing parts.
Lockable or non-lockable bearings used for swivel displays, welding tables and industrial assembly applications.
Single piece bearings, commonly cast or machined with no moving parts.
Bearing housings are the outer containment of and mounting of bearings.
This section provides a list of bearing distributors that can be sorted by region.
European Bearing Companies
A collection of bearing manufacturers and distrubtors from outside the United States.