Max type ball bearings, or maximum capacity bearings
, are single or double row ball bearings featuring a filling slot in the inner and outer rings, allowing more balls to be added. Due to this unique design, max type bearings are extremely versatile and can accommodate a high radial load capacity. They are most suitable for applications where high radial load is predominant; they are not recommended for applications where mainly thrust loads are present. A wide variety of ball bearing types are available as maximum capacity bearings, including single row, double row, and deep groove, depending on the load capacity required and bearing space available. Variations include bearing material, cage material, seal type, lubrication
, and of course added improvements. Bearing and cage material is most often pressed or other types of steel. These bearings can be open, sealed, or shielded, and various types of lubrication and additives are available as well. A wide variety of manufacturers are available at MRO Supply, each featuring unique max type bearing designs and specialties.