What are the types of rolling bearing?

Types of rolling bearings

  • Axial bearings.
  • Angular contact bearings.
  • Deep groove ball bearing.
  • Self-aligning ball bearings.
  • High speed angular contact ball bearings.

What are examples of bearing cup styles?


  • Deep-Groove Ball Bearings. The most commonly used bearings are Deep-Groove Ball Bearings.
  • Angular Contact Ball Bearings.
  • Self-Aligning Ball Bearings.
  • Thrust Ball Bearings.
  • Spherical Roller Bearings.
  • Cylindrical Roller Bearings.
  • Tapered Roller Bearings.
  • Needle Roller Bearings.

What is a polyamide cage?

Polyamide cages or molded nylon cages reduces fluctuations in running torque and are suitable for high speeds. These types of cages are used for bearings which are mostly assembled to generate high torque, high speed, and/or other environmental conditions.

What are bearing cages?

The function of a bearing cage (also known as a separator or a retainer) is to hold rolling elements in proper orientation so they don’t group together. Bearing cages are produced in a wide variety of materials and for a wide variety of manufacturing processes.

What are the two primary bearing types?

There are two main types of bearings: thrust bearings, which keep a round item spinning and in position while thrust is applied (a lazy susan, for example), and radial load bearings, which keep a spinning item in position in the radial direction (skateboard bearings, for example).

What does MB mean on a bearing?

Applicable options

Suffixes – Cage design
M Machined brass cage, roller centred
MA(S) Machined brass cage, outer ring centred. The S indicates a lubrication groove in the guiding surface.
MB Machined brass cage, inner ring centred
ML Machined brass cage, window-type, inner or outer ring centred (depending on bearing design)

Which type of bearing is giving less frictional loss?

Ball bearings provide very low friction during rolling but have limited load-carrying capacity. This is because of the small area of contact between the balls and the races. They can support axial loads in two directions besides radial loads. Ball bearings are used for controlling oscillatory and rotational motion.

Which bearing is used for high speed?

New bearings for high-​speed applications. Single-row angular contact ball bearings are typically used in applications such as screw, scroll or centrifugal compressors (fig. 1) and pumps. A clear trend in compressor and pump applications is to raise the power density by increasing the rotational speed.

Which type of bearing do not need cage?

Radial ball bearings
Radial ball bearings without a retainer (cage)