Spherical roller thrust bearings

By Plant Engineering Staff December 15, 2006

Spherical roller thrust bearings are engineered to accommodate heavy axial and simultaneous radial loads in high-speed industrial equipment applications. Self-aligning capabilities allows them to compensate for shaft deflection and misalignment without reducing bearing service life. Applications include large, vertical electric motors, gearboxes, pumps, fans, crushers, machine tools, injection molding equipment, and other machinery performing at relatively high speeds and with combined loads. The bearings incorporate asymmetrical rollers and specially designed raceways, offering conformity. Cages are made from steel or optional machined brass, for larger bearing sizes. Bore sizes range in diameter from 2.3622 to 49.2126 inches, and boundary dimensions conform to ISO 104-2002 standards.