Bearings • Roller Bearings • Needle Roller Bearings

A needle roller bearing is a type of bearing typically constructed from an inner race, needle rollers, a needle cage that contains and orients the needle rollers, and an outer race. They come in two basic types: radial needle bearings that are cylindrical and use rollers arranged in parallel to the shaft axis, and thrust needle bearings that are flat and use a radial needle pattern. Compared to ball bearings, needle roller bearings have a large surface area in contact with the outer bearing surfaces, resulting in greater load capacity. As a result, they are frequently used in engine components such as rocker arm pivots, pumps, compressors, transmissions, and drive shafts. Leading Manufacturers: Schaeffler Technologies, SKF, RBC Bearings, Timken, NTN Bearing Corporation of America, NSK Bearings, QBC Bearings.

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  • WD Bearing

    WD Bearings is a manufacturer of ball and needle roller bearings, including drawn cup needle roller bearings, radial needle roller and cage assemblies, heavy duty needle roller bearings, sealed needle roller bearings, track roller bearings, and axial needle roller and cage assemblies. Other types include thrust ball, linear and stainless steel bearings.

  • KML Bearing & Equipment

    KML is a manufacturer of needle roller bearings, offering a large catalog of products. Types of include drawn cup, sealed drawn cup, drawn cup full component, drawn cup roller clutch and bearing assemblies, radial needle roller and cage assemblies, heavy duty, sealed heavy duty, full component, self-aligning, thrust needle roller and cage assemblies, and axial needle roller bearings. Non-roller bearing types include ball and stainless steel bearings.

  • IKO Nippon Thompson

    IKO is a manufacturer of radial, thrust and combined type small needle roller bearings. IKO is also a manufacturer of cam followers, roller followers, crossed roller bearings and spherical bushings. IKO radial type needle roller bearings include shell type and machined type, as well as needle roller cages and roller bearings. IKO thrust types include thrust needle roller and thrust roller bearings. Cam followers include thrust disk type, miniature type, thrust disk miniature type, inch series and cylindrical roller cam followers. IKO offers crossed roller and caged shell type needle roller bearings. Machined type come in caged or guide configurations. IKO combined type come combined with thrust ball, thrust roller, angular contact or three-point contact ball bearings.

  • QBC - Quality Bearings

    Quality Bearings & Components is a manufacturer and distributor of miniature and small needle roller bearings. They offer shell type needle roller bearings in open end inch sizes. These are made of 52100 chrome steel with a low carbon steel cage, are cage guided, drawn cup, and have a case-hardened steel roller cup. Also available are inner races for needle bearings in inch sizes. Their needle roller press bearings come in inch sizes and are drawn cup with a carbon steel retainer. Quality also offers flange mounted and needle roller clutch press bearings as well.

  • Schaeffler Group

    Schaeffler Group engineers and manufactures INA roller bearings and linear motion products. Their INA needle roller and cage assemblies are single or double row units comprised of cages and needle rollers with a very small radial design envelope. INA drawn cup needle roller bearings with open and closed ends are comprised of thin-walled drawn outer rings and needle roller and cage assemblies. They are available in open and sealed versions. Schaeffler produces INA machined needle roller bearings with or without ribs, in self aligning or combined configurations. INA axial needle roller and cage assemblies are comprised of plastic or metal axial cages with integrated needle rollers, and have a very small axial section height.

  • SKF USA, Inc.

    SKF is a manufacturer of needle roller bearings featuring small diameter cylindrical rollers in a wide range of sizes. Types of needle roller bearings offered by SKF include needle roller and cage assemblies, drawn cup, alignment, combined and needle roller thrust bearings. Needle roller bearings with machined rings come sealed or not sealed. Combined needle roller bearings come combined with needle roller and angular contact ball, thrust ball or cylindrical roller thrust bearings. SKF needle roller thrust bearings come with needle roller and cage thrust assemblies or with a centering spigot. They also carry MRC bearings.

  • The Timken Company

    Timken is a manufacturer of needle roller bearings. Their drawn cup needle roller bearings come in full complement and caged versions. Timken also offers drawn cup roller clutches and bearing assemblies, roller and cage assemblies, and heavy-duty (machined race) needle roller bearings with a relatively small radial cross section. Timken also manufactures their line of Fafnir ball, angular contact and ceramic bearings.

  • Accurate Bushing Co., Inc.

    Accurate Bushing Company offers a selection of airframe needle bearings for the aerospace industry. Types include needle bearing track rollers in single or double row, and needle bearings in single row, integral stud, or integral stud crowned.

  • RBC Bearings

    RBC is a manufacturer of heavy duty needle roller bearings with 1 inch outer ring diameter to 12 ¼ inch outer ring diameter. RBC has the capability to produce special designs up to a 39 inch outer diameter. RBC needle roller bearings are supplied in both sealed and unsealed configurations. Their SJ and TJ heavy duty needle roller bearing designs offer a large load capacity and small sectional height. The caged  rollers allow for heavy duty needle roller bearings to be used in high speed applications. They can be used in pipe handling tables in steel mill equipment.

  • Ritbearing

    Ritbearing is a manufacturer of needle roller bearings that are small in size but offer a large load carrying capacity. Ritbearing offers a wide variety of styles available in inch and metric sizes. Options include single row, double row, and solid or split cage. Needle roller bearings are available in open, single seal or double sealed design (UU). Other types of bearings offered include tapered and spherical roller, self aligning, angular contact and deep groove ball, and cylindrical and cam roller bearings.

  • UBC Bearings

    UBC is a manufacturer of needle roller bearings and cage  assemblies. Their products are of low profile height to help provide a small mechanical design space. UBC needle roller bearings and cage assemblies can be categorized into needle roller bearings with punched outer rings, entity needle roller bearings and combined needle roller bearings. Other types of roller bearings include tapered roller, spherical roller and spherical thrust roller bearings. Ball bearings offered include angular contact and EMQ ball bearings.

  • Newsun Bearings

    Newsun Bearings is a bearing technology manufacturer. They offer a large selection of different types of industrial needle roller bearings. Other types include tapered roller and cylindrical roller, self aligning, thrust, linear motion and plastic ball bearings, and steel balls.

  • Berliss Bearing Company

    Berliss is a manufacturer of needle roller bearings with a large load carrying capacity, often used in farm, truck and construction equipment, two cycle engines, outboard engines and other applications. Needle roller bearings are available in a variety of materials including stainless and chrome steel. Tapered roller bearings are also available.

  • Bajaj Bearings

    Bajaj is a manufacturer of needle roller bearings, including drawn cup, cage type, industrial and thrust needle roller bearings. These bearings possess a small cross section of needle roller and cage assemblies, and come in varied sizes. Drawn cup needle roller bearings are made of hardened steel and the needle roler and cage assembly form a non-seperable unit. Other types available include tapered, cylindrical and sealed spherical roller bearings, as well as thrust and self aligning ball bearings.

  • Kilian Mfg. Corp.

    Kilian is a manufacturer of a large array of needle bearings. Types include drawn cup, heavy wall, thin wall, sealed, and thrust roller cages with or without races. Kilian also offers a full catalog of other types of bearings, including ball, roller, stainless steel, thrust, track roller and plastic bearings.

  • NSK

    NSK is a manufacturer of radial and thrust needle roller bearings. Needle roller bearings include drawn cup and solid radial bearings, as well as application-specific cam and roller followers. Thrust bearings include thrust needle bearings. Download their catalog. NSK also produces ball and roller bearings, as well as bearings for the steel industry.

  • NTN Bearing Corp. of America

    NTN America is a manufacturer of needle roller bearings that feature a small cross section, large load carrying capacity, and low inertia forces. Diverse types of needle bearings are available in a wide variety of sizes. Needle roller and cage assemblies are offered in single/double row, solid/split cage, metric and inch sizes. Thrust bearings are offered in single row roller and cage assemblies.

  • Perfect Fit Industries

    Perfect Fit Industries, Inc. are suppliers of automotive bearings to original equipment and aftermarket customers around the world. PFI offers ball , taper roller and needle bearings. Ball bearings are available in single and double row configurations. Taper roller desings are used in automotive wheels and gearboxes, and come in metric and inch sizes. PFI wheel bearings are made from steel tubes. Their tensioner and idler types are resistant to high temperatures. PFI clutch release bearings are designed for heavy truck and bus applications.

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  • Windsor

    Windsor is a manufacturer of precision needle rollers and cylindrical rollers, and offers a wide range of high quality rollers with different end shapes. Windsor needle rollers are made of SAE 52100 steel (as specified in DIN 17 230) with a core hardness (58+7)HRC or (670+170) HV. Needle rollers can be made from other materials like stainless steel (AISI 304, AISI 316, AISI 402 etc), mild steel, any other alloy steel. Flat rollers are also available.

  • SLS Bearing

    SLS is a manufacturer of needle roller bearings in a large selection of types, such as drawn cup needle roller bearings, heavy duty needle roller bearings, needle retainer assemblies, and thrust needle and retainer assemblies. Other types include linear ball bearings and drawn cup needle clutches. Bushings are available in hard steel.