How Does A Self-Aligning Bearing Operate?

Posted November 12, 2015 by admin

Better Self-Aligning Ball Bearings for Your IndustryOften called the “ideal” ball bearing, we’re cracking the mystery of how self-aligning bearings operate and sharing their many uses.

Have you ever wondered what separates self-aligning ball bearings from roller bearings or other custom solutions? And how exactly do these bearings self-align? These small wonders are often recommended and designed for placement in applications where misalignment would otherwise exist. Misalignments may come from assembly errors, deflections, machine errors, or other defects in production.

The design of the self-aligning bearing is what allows it to be so versatile in play. Self-aligning ball bearings contain two rows of balls and an outer ring that is spherical in shape.

It is this unique outer raceway (sometimes doubled in self-aligning bearings) of this ball bearing that allows it to self-align as well as operate smoothly without any stress to the bearing. Because of the raceway involved, these units are able to run cooler at higher speeds than other bearings. There are many variations of this bearing available, making it a definite must-have for your industry.

At VNC Bearing we have an expansive line of bearings, from ball bearings to roller bearings, we’ve got it all. Or contact us today for custom solutions to meet your specific needs. Call now at 614.876.1000