Stabilizing rings, or locating rings, are small machinery
components designed to secure a bearing that is mounted inside a housing, inhibiting axial movement. They are located between the outer race of the bearing and the housing, serving to fix the position of the bearing and disable shaft expansion. They are recommended for fixing only one bearing per shaft. Stabilizing rings are a vital part of the mounting and locating process, just as bearing seals
and shims are, if the bearing width does not match the bearing seat of the housing. They are available in a variety of materials, such as different types of steel, bronze, and other metals. A multitude of designs are available to suit different bearing types. MRO Supply carries a wide range of stabilizing rings to suit any bearing and application. Ask our experts if you have questions about which stabilizing ring suits your application.