Spherical roller bearings feature two rows of rollers. They are self-aligning and can easily handle severe shaft misalignment, which is often caused by mounting issues or shaft deflection. Spherical bearings can easily handle heavy radial loads and moderate axial thrust loads (from both directions). They can handle shock loads and tolerate full-capacity loading, even when also coping with shaft deflection. Spherical roller bearings have strong metal cages that allow them to handle a wide variety of lubricants, as well as very high temperatures.
The geometry of spherical roller bearings gives them their strength and flexibility. Spherical roller bearings are stronger than double-row ball bearings. They are designed to carry heavier loads, but at lower speeds. The design of the raceways, rollers, and cages, as well their heat treatment and surface finish, makes spherical bearings what you need to get the job done right. The self-aligning feature of spherical roller bearings helps spread the load across the roller length. This prevents stressing any one part of the spherical bearing and helps it last longer - saving you time and money.
Roller size also helps distribute the load over the entire spherical bearing. Because each roller is almost identical in size to the others, they all wear evenly and equally. Quality spherical roller bearings made with exact tolerances will last much longer than cheaper bearings, making them an excellent long-term solution.
Hoffmeyer SAF spherical roller bearings are suited to a wide variety of industries and applications. Spherical roller bearings can be accessorized with AR handling. You can also select models that are designed to handle harsh and wet environments. Spherical roller bearings may feature straight or tapered shafts, depending on your mounting needs. You can also choose from pressed steel and machined brass cages.
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