|"To Bear", Bearings are derived from this term. It refers to one machine part allowing another machine part "to bear" for it. To take
the load. A bearing provides for a free linear movement of a moving part. It is a machine element that helps facilitate the desired
motion as much as possible by minimizing friction . Bearing are classified by the type of motion allowed or to the forces allowed.
Knowing all this helps us break down bearings into sub categories, Radial bearings and Thrust bearings. The most common Radial
Bearing is a ball bearing. It uses balls to reduce rotational friction.
(see illustration 1A). A radial bearing supports a turning part, perpendicular to the axis of rotation. There is a cut away of a high
speed angular contact bearing (see illustration 1B). Radial bearing are made with precision to handle slow turning applications up to
high speed spindle applications. Thrust Bearings are more of a rotary bearing. There main purpose and design are for axial loads.
The most common thrust bearing that you use every day is the tapered roller bearing used in the wheel axial of your car, (see
illustration 1C). There are many components making up a bearing(see illustration 1D). Again all made specifically for the perfect
Choosing the right bearing for your application is important, H & H Bearing is here to help in way we can. Give us a call or send us a
email with questions you may. Below you will find an array of different bearing we can supply to you and your company. H & H Bearing
supplies bearings and other products to manufactures all over the globe as well as our own backyard. No quantity is too large or
location to far. See our "Request for quote" page, send us a email or Call. We look forward to hearing from you.
1A-Ball Bearing illustration
|1C- Tapered Roller
|1B- Bearing Cut away
4 point high speed angular
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