Angular contact ball bearings

Angular contact ball bearings have the ability to accommodate both radial and axial loads simultaneously, making them ideal for applications which require combined load carrying capacity. These bearings are commonly found in demanding applications such as pumps, compressors, gearboxes and machine tool spindles.

Single row angular contact bearings can typically accommodate axial load in only one direction. If you require axial load capacity in both directions, you can choose to mount a pair of angular contact ball bearings, or alternativelty you could  consider a double row angular contact ball bearing, which can accommodate axial load in both directions.

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What types of angular contact ball bearing are available?

Single Row Angular Contact Ball Bearings, commonly used in pairs - either back-to-back, face-to-face, or tandem arrangement – or a combination of bearing sets.

Double Row Angular Contact Bearings, correspond in design to two single row angular contact ball bearings working in a back-to-back arrangement. They are suitable for combined axial loads where axial space is limited.

Four Point Contact Bearings, are designed to handle axial load in both directions.

What applications use angular contact ball bearings?

Angular Contact Ball Bearings work well in demanding applications such as pumps, compressors and machine tool spindles - often running at high speeds and under poor lubrication and contaminated conditions.

The following are an example of applications where angular contact bearings are used:

  • Industrial Segments
  • Pumps
  • Fans
  • Compressors
  • Turbines
  • Gearboxes
  • Windmills

What are the considerations needed when buying angular contact ball bearings?

When buying Angular Contact Bearings it’s important to consider cage material, preload and clearance. With universally matched bearings the predetermined preload or clearance is automatically achieved when mounted.

What are the features and benefits of angualr contact ball bearings?

Features & Benefits of Angular Contact Bearings include:

  • High axial load carrying capacity in one direction
  • Radial load carrying capacity
  • High speed capacity
  • Low maintenance
  • Low heat generation
  • Quiet runnin