Single row angular contact bearings
are a type of ball bearings comprised of a single row of balls encased in inner and outer raceways. Both raceways feature an upper and lower shoulder, and therefore are not separable. These bearings
have a set contact angle, so they can only support axial loads in a single direction, however they can handle higher capacity loads, including radial and axial loading. They are specifically designed for high-speed and precision applications such as chemical, utility, agricultural, and general industry. Typically adjusted beside a second bearing, these universally matchable bearings provide easy internal clearance and preload. The abilities of a single row angular contact bearing depend on the make and improvements of the bearing. Smaller contact angle types provide improved speed capabilities, while larger contact angle types provide higher axial load capabilities. Variations and improvements include cage materials, preloads, special lubricants, and coatings for environmental resistance. Unlike double row angular contact
bearings, a single row of balls allows for increased precision and accuracy, and minimizes bearing friction and wobble. MRO Supply offers a formidable range of single row angular contact ball bearings, with abundant variation options and improvements available, to suit a variety of professional applications.