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Everything You Need To Know About Ball Bearings

Monday, January 30, 2017

Everything You Need To Know About Ball Bearings

Most people would be surprised to learn how many machines are in operation because of ball bearings. These seemingly insignificant little objects are crucial elements to the smooth rotation and operation of moving parts. The help reduce friction during rotation by rolling smoothly between two surfaces. Often they are also lubricated with grease or even oil to help the process, but they are effective enough on their own too.

Ball bearings within an inner and outer object help the two objects move smoothly past one another, without bumps, scratches or any form of friction. Bearings with this purpose are generally known as anti-friction bearings. The fact that ball bearings are also relatively inexpensive is a bonus as they are so widely used.

Uses Of Ball Bearings

These incredibly smart tools are used in a number of applications in everyday life. Some of the more common examples that you may not have known about include:

  • Dentistry equipment
  • Car and truck wheels
  • Bicycle wheels
  • Drills
  • Washing machines (in the washing machine drum)

At Bearing Centre, we have every type of ball bearing you could imagine, as there are multiple uses for different types and sizes. Some of the different types that we stock include:

  • Ball Bearings
  • Roller Bearings
  • Super Precision Bearings
  • Miniature Bearings
  • Bearing Units
  • Plummer Blocks and Sleeves
  • Steel Balls and Rollers
  • Needle Bearings
  • Linear Way Systems
  • Ball Screws
  • Rod Ends and Spherical Plain Bearings
  • Slewing Rings
  • Split Roller Bearings
  • Oils and Greases
  • Lubrication Systems
  • Bearing Pullers and Heaters
  • Automotive Bearings and Components

You also get aircraft bearings for use in airplanes and helicopters; airframe bearings, which can be used in the controlling systems of various different aircraft; angular contact bearings, which are designed to accommodate varying loads. Sometimes ball bearings are housed in a ball cage, which moves with the bearing when it completes its function.

Contact us today to enquire about prices on our ball bearings and other products.

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