Thrust ball bearings

For high axial load applications running at relatively low speeds. Single and double direction arrangements available.

Acorn stock a full range of single and double direction thrust ball bearing in brands such as SKF, NSK, RHP Bearings & NKE - all of which are available for despatch same day.

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What are thrust ball bearings?

Single direction thrust ball bearings take thrust loads in one direction only, they consist of a shaft washer, a housing washer and a ball and cage thrust assembly. Double direction thrust ball bearings are suitable for accommodating axial forces in both directions. They consist of one shaft washer, two housing washers and two ball and cage thrust assemblies. The housing washers and ball and cage thrust assemblies are identical to those of the single direction bearings.

Features & Benefits of Thrust Ball Bearings

  • Single direction and double direction designs available.
  • Available with spherical aligning seats or aligning seat washers to accommodate initial misalignments.
  • Optional seating rings take initial misalignment


Flat thrust bearings are usually fit into applications where speeds are low and the shaft is in a vertical position, common applications include:

  • Crane Hooks
  • Electric Drills
  • Screw Jacks
  • Turntables

The thrust ball bearing is used in a variety of industries including:

  • Steel Industry
  • Papermaking
  • Injection Molding Machines
  • Mining & Construction
  • Gearboxes
  • Motorcycles

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