Roller bearings of all shapes and sizes are available through the UK’s leading roller bearings supplier, Yorkshire’s YB Components. Sometimes known as rolling element bearings, these products perform many of the same tasks as ball bearings, but are able to handle heavier loads in both radial and axial directions while minimising friction.
Here we look at the different types of roller bearing, and also let you know we are here to help if you need to figure out which roller bearings are ideal for your application.
Roller Bearings Supplier Yorkshire
If you need any assistance identifying the correct type of roller bearing for a particular application, you can ask the UK’s leading roller bearings supplier, Yorkshire’s YB Components. We supply businesses all over the UK and the rest of the world with a wide variety of roller bearing products and can quickly identify the type you need.
Below we will describe the main types of roller bearing design available so you can get an idea of the possibilities.
Types of Roller Bearings
Roller bearings can be customised to meet any number of specific application needs, but there are also plenty of built-to-fit varieties to choose from too. As a supplier of roller bearings in Yorkshire, YB Components offer a wide range of roller bearing products. These include tapered roller bearings, needle roller bearings, spherical roller bearings and cylindrical roller bearings, all of which are designed to suit different application requirements. Let’s quickly explain how each of them works.
Tapered or taper roller bearings are designed to support both radial and thrust loads during operation. To use a taper roller bearing with two or more directional axial loads, you must also install a second laterally-reversed bearing to maintain the counterstay.
Needle roller bearings are designed thinner than the other types and can come equipped with or without an inner ring. Install needle roller bearings for heavy-load and/or high-speed applications that must be able to handle radial space constraints. Within the needle roller bearing range is also a special cup design that enables the bearings to have a very thin cross-section while still handling high loads.
Spherical roller bearings are able to handle heavy loads and shocks while also adjusting to any misalignment or shaft deflection. Axial loading in either direction is also no problem for these products. Common designs feature cylindrical or tapered bores which make it easier to mount them without a sleeve adapter. A roller bearings supplier, Yorkshire’s YB Components for example, will be able offer spherical roller bearings with various internal clearances and bore dimensions.
The classic cylindrical roller bearings are designed to tolerate significantly higher loads than ball bearings. The rollers are longer than their diameter and can carry heavy radial loads as well as being able to be used in high-speed applications.
If you require any roller bearings, then contact YB Components who are the UK’s leading roller bearings supplier in Yorkshire. We keep local stocks of all such parts and more ready to ship out fast and free all over the UK and the rest of the world.