Bearings are an essential component of machinery. The absence of it would make the equipment susceptible to damage because a bearing is designed to reduce friction and aid in high-speed movement. They are commonly used in different machines such as automobiles, ceiling fans, construction tools, and more.
However, one should take note that there are distinct bearing types. Ball bearings
provide a rolling movement thanks to its built-in circular balls. It is for general machine applications because it can handle light to medium loading at high speed. Another type is cylindrical and needle roller bearings
. Its main difference with a ball bearing is it uses a cylinder for the rolling function. It is also best for equipment with medium to heavy loads. Tapered roller bearings
, on the other hand, is for axial and radial loads. Lastly, spherical roller bearings are ideal for misaligned shafts.