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What are Super Precision Angular Contact Ball Bearings?

What are Super Precision Angular Contact Ball Bearings?

Angular Contact ball bearings are rolling-element bearings which use a roller or a ball to carry a load. Various roller-elements types include Needle, cylindrical, spherical and Ball, to name a few. Al of these bearings offers distinct advantages and trade-offs. A ball bearing with angular contact performs well in demanding applications such as pumps, compressors, and machine tool spindles that operate at high speeds and are often dirty and poorly lubricated.

 Along the bearing axis, this ball-bearing type's inner and outer races are arranged around one another. In this type, axial and radial loads can be handled effortlessly. Bearings and housings can transmit axial loads by shifting their inner and outer races. A rigid axial guiding bearing like this one is ideal for applications in which rigid axial guidance is needed. A variety of agricultural equipment, vehicles, gears, and pumps use angular contact bearings.

The cage material, preload, and clearance are essential factors to consider when buying Super Precision Angular Contact Ball Bearings. As a result of universally matched bearings, predetermined clearances or preloads are automatically achieved upon mounting.

Types of ball bearings

Typically ball bearings are of three types - angular, axial and deep-grove. All three of these ball bearings work to reduce the rotational friction by supporting both axial and radial force. Bearings move around a fixated axis, and their application may or may not also subject them to axial force, radial force, or both. Out of all bearings, ball bearings are the most versatile ones as not all bearings can support both forces, unlike ball bearings which can successfully handle both. This is the main reason why ball bearings are among the most used type of rolling-element bearing.


Additionally, there are also distinct types of angular contact ball bearings designed to perform different functions. For instance, A single row angular contact ball which is commonly used in pairs is used back-to-back or face-to-face for maximum efficiency. A double row angular contact bearing, which looks like two single row angular contact balls used in a back-to-back arrangement is most suitable to combine axial loads when the axial space is limited.

Why should you choose angular contact ball bearings?

Angular contact ball bearings are commonly used in pump applications thanks to their universal match ability. The high speed of this design and the thrust load carrying capabilities make it a popular choice for pump applications. These bearings are usually arranged back-to-back or face-to-face in a duplex configuration. Bearings with angular contact are ideal for high-speed applications such as gearboxes, pumps, electric motors, and clutches.

Numerous industries use them, including materials handling, machine tools, steel mills, and wind energy. Below are the key benefits of choosing Super Precision Angular Contact Ball Bearings:  

  • The one-way high axial load carrying capacity
  • Capacity to carry radial loads
  • Capacity for high-speed transmission
  • Easy to maintain
  • The generation of heat is low
  • Quiet running

Final Words

We hope by now you have a better understanding of angular contact ball bearings and their true function in a machine. We at Bolton Engineering Products Ltd have a huge range of specifications letting our clients choose what's best for them from our wide assortment. 


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