Self-Aligning Ball Bearings


Self-Aligning Ball Bearings

In the self-aligning ball bearing, two rows of rolling elements are supported in two raceway grooves in the inner ring. The raceway on the outer ring has a curved form. The cage combines the two rows of balls and the inner ring to form a unit that can align itself by swivelling relative to the outer ring.

Due to the curved raceway on the outer ring, self-aligning ball bearings are tolerant of misalignment between the shaft and housing and deflections of the shaft. They can thus compensate static and dynamic angular defects within certain angular limits in a rotating shaft system.

They are used particularly in sectors such as agricultural machinery, conveying equipment, simple woodworking machinery and ventilators. Self-aligning ball bearings are better suited to higher speeds on account of their point contact, than barrel roller bearings with line contact. The bearings run more quietly and at lower temperatures than bearings with comparable specified characteristics.

Types Of Self Aligning Ball Bearings

  • Thrust Bearing.
  • Angular Contact Ball Bearings.
  • Ball Bearings.
  • Cylindrical Roller Bearings.
  • Needle Roller Bearings.
  • Spherical Roller Bearings.
  • Tapered Roller Bearings.

Features And Benefits Of Self Aligning Ball Bearings

  • Accommodates Misalignment
  • Extremely low friction & heat generation
  • Environmentally friendly
  • High-speed performance
  • Low lubricant usage
  • Low noise & vibration levels
  • High-speed performance increases productivity

Application And Uses Of Self Aligning Ball Bearings

  • Cereal Mills
  • Staple machines for magazines
  • Process pumps for refineries & power plants
  • Luggage conveyor systems
  • Shredders for fruit farms
  • Industrial Fans
  • Carton Boards
  • Ring spinning machines for yarn production
  • Twisting machines for thread production
  • Centrifugal separators



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