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Bearings • Needle Bearings

Needle bearings use cylindrical rollers to reduce friction. They are structured with an inner race, a needle cage, needle rollers, and an outer race. Radial needle bearings are cylindrical with rollers parallel to the shaft's axis while the thrust needle bearings are flat with a radial pattern of needles. They need oil lubrication typically for high loads and speeds. Relative to its radial space, they have high load capacity but its bore diameter is limited to 10 inches. The full complement design has a full complement of needles and without a retainer. The caged needle design contains a retainer and spacing. Caged needle bearings have smaller roller parts and smaller load capacities than full-complement bearings.

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  • SKF USA, Inc.

    SKF is a supplier of needle roller bearings. Types include drawn cup, roller and cage assemblies, designs with machined rings, roller thrust, alignment and combined types, and others.

  • Talon Bearing, Inc.

    Talon is a distributor of bearings in all types, sizes, styles, and from most major manufactures (SKF, Timken, Torrington). Needle bearings are available in inch or metric sizes, needle thrust, load runners, cam followers, cam yoke rollers, one-way clutches, combination bearings, caged and full compliment style.