What Are Bearings and What Are They Used For?

What are bearings and what do we need them for? Bearings are machine components that are required to enable linear or rotational movement between machine parts while also reducing friction and bearing various stresses and loads effectively. Many popular bearing designs are circular and enable a device to rotate, reducing friction between surfaces. Thanks to bearings, movement is also smooth and virtually frictionless. Bearings are used in many industries and applications. If your equipment or applications require bearings for effective operation, Technoslide is just a call away.

Types of Bearings

There is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to bearings and, as a result, we make it our duty to stock an extensive range of bearing options at competitive prices. That is why there are so many different types and models of bearings on the market. They may be designed to handle either thrust or radial loads, and others are variants that can handle a combination of these loads. One important variable – and a key specification – is how much weight it can handle and the types of loads it can bear. Keeping this in mind, it is imperative that you choose suitable bearings for your applications. Choosing a bearing with an insufficient load-bearing capacity than is required may result in malfunctions, damage, premature wear, and potential financial losses.

Choose from the Following Types of Bearings

Below is a general list of the different types of bearings you can buy:

  • Ball bearings – for both radial and thrust loads.
  • Ball-thrust bearings – for handling thrust loads in low-speed applications and limited loads.
  • Roller bearings – for heavy loads.
  • Roller-thrust bearings – for handling significantly higher thrust loads than normal applications (these are often found in vehicles’ gearboxes).
  • Tapered roller bearings – for large radial and thrust loads.
  • Specialised bearings – for high speeds, or where extremely large bearings are needed for big machinery, and in heavy-duty applications (these include magnetic bearings and giant roller bearings).

Order Your Bearings from Technoslide

At Technoslide in Gauteng, you will find a wide range of bearings to choose from. If you need customised bearings to be designed and manufactured especially for you, you can chat with our team about the materials and specifications that you need. Our team is an innovative group of experts specialising in the development, design, production, and marketing of bearing products and associated technologies.

To order bearings from our catalogue or to have specialist bearings custom-designed and -manufactured, contact Technoslide today. You can give us a call or send us an email.