Bearings simply goes with the name BEAR , it means to bear the load and facilitate smooth transmission of power through linear and/or rotary movements. It is a stabilizer in power transmission, By bearing the stress involved in rotary or linear movements, it also facilitates in reducing friction. The type and appearance of a bearing depends upon its application, example for Automotive applications Thrust bearings are used,these types of bearings have ball bearings supported in ring, Taper roller thrust bearings which have taper rollers providing better surface area where the application is subjected to axial thrust in either direction and radial loads.
The Bearings are mechanical elements that allow two metallic components to move with respect to each other. The Ball Bearing usually comes under Contact-type bearings. They have mechanical contact between elements, and they include Flexural, Rolling and Sliding bearings. The ball bearing has tiny hard steel balls which carries heavy load by minimizing wear and tear or friction between moving components. Some of the types of Bearings are Plain Bearing, Rolling Element bearing, Jewel bearing, Fluid bearing, Magnetic bearing and many others.
Magnetic Bearing a magnetic field is used, This is applied where high speeds and low drag is needed.
Bearings used in rotary or linear applications to constrain or reduce friction are Journal bearings, these bearings function through sliding action instead of ball, roller and needle bearings.
Not every ball bearings are made equal. The Various types are designed to meet specific requirements/Conditions. So it is not always easy to pick out the one that best fits your needs. Let Us Take an Example Of Most Generally used type of bearing - deep-groove ball bearings. Just because it is used frequently does not mean it is the right Choice for your particular application. Let us see How Deep-Groove Ball Bearing functions along with its Advantages and Applications.
Features of Deep-Groove Ball Bearings
The Deep-groove ball bearings are very good for handling large loads and fast operating speeds. They can sustain a radial load and a limited axial load. In Brief, deep-groove ball bearings are a very good choice if there will be pressure applied to the bearing from both the side of a shaft and along the shaft.
The Benefits of the Deep-Groove Ball Bearings
It has Quiet operation and reduced starting torque.
It has Multiple greasing Or lubricating options.
The Minimum Maintenance requirement.
The Some Of the Applications of Deep-Groove Ball Bearings
It is used in Agricultural Industry.
It is used in Electric Motors.
It is Used in Food Processing (FMCG Industry).
It is used in Gearboxes (Automobile Industry).
It is used in Machine Tools.
It is used in the Medical Industry.(Health Care)
For the Printing Purpose.
It is used in Transportation (For Example Railways).
It is used In Renewable Energy Sources like Wind Energy.