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 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.
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.