Y-bearings or more commonly known as insert bearings are commonly used on conveyer and handling systems, machinery made for agriculture, processing and packaging, textile equipment, unique machinery such as car washes, gym equipment and more. There are many benefits to using insert bearings. Some of their main bragging points include having a long service life, being easy to replace, providing increased productivity, and reducing noise and vibration. They are also highly favored due to their convenient uses in a wide variety of applications.
The look of insert bearings is not that different from other bearings, however, there are many variations on the market such as the extension of a locking collar, grub screws, and more. Insert bearings contain a bulging outer ring and an inner ring that is extended. This allows the device to be mounted easily and effectively.
Insert bearings are generally used for strong, heavy applications. Y-bearings are inserted into a “housing” unit that usually comes with the bearing itself. Unlike ball bearings, Y-bearings can be easily inserted during instillation and can be placed directly onto the shaft unit. These bearings will then be held in place by a locking mechanism and are ready to do their job. Because of their wide, or extended inner ring, these will add to a durable, heavy-duty sealing. These bearings will be able to distribute any load over an area that may be created by the inner ring.
Y bearings, or insert bearings, have their own special use. Are you looking for a specific type of bearing? Browse through our pages and learn more about insert bearings or get a quote today.