What Are Bearings? Their Properties & Types

1.high compressive strength

2. High fatigue strength

3. High thermal conductivity

4. Low thermal expansion

There are numerous different kinds of bearings that are designed to handle the radial load, thrust load, or some combination of the two. Because different applications require bearings that are designed to handle a specific kind of load and different amounts of weight, the differences between types of bearings concern load type and ability to handle the weight.

Types Of Bearings-

  • Ball Bearings


Ball Bearings are extremely common because they can handle both radial and thrust loads, but can only handle a small amount of weight. They are found in a wide array of applications, such as roller blades and even hard drives, but are prone to deforming if they are overloaded.

Learn in detail about ball bearings and their purpose here- What are ball bearings and what is their purpose?

  • Roller Bearings


Roller bearings are designed to carry heavy loads—the primary roller is a cylinder, which means the load is distributed over a larger area, enabling the bearing to handle larger amounts of weight. This structure, however, means the bearing can handle primarily radial loads but is not suited to thrust loads. For applications where space is an issue, a needle bearing can be used. Needle bearings work with small diameter cylinders, so they are easier to fit in smaller applications.

  • Ball Thrust Bearings


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