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July 23, 2020

Ball bearings are available in all different sizes, depending on the shaft size and requirements of the application. As they are used in all types of industries, they are needed for a large variety of application sizes, from skateboard wheels to oil drills. How are these bearing sizes determined?

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Nov. 24, 2019

One of the largest industries that relies on ball bearings is the transportation industry. This is because ball bearings are used to facilitate rotational movement, and all forms of transportation rely on rotational energy, usually via wheels. However, there are many different types of transportation that require ball bearings for different uses.

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Nov. 24, 2019

While ball bearings are widely known to be used in common devices and applications such as automobiles, skateboard wheels, and household appliances, they are also a vital part of most large industries. This means they are often used in heavy duty machinery for manufacturing, construction, or other processes. Ball bearings for this use are engineered with extremely high load capacities and durability to run under strenuous conditions. They are commonly made of steel, ceramic, or hybrid materials. Ceramic balls allow the bearing to have greater speed capabilities, and require minimal lubrication and maintenance, allowing for long term, continuous use. Heavy duty bearings also typically have highly protective seals or special coatings, as they are often used in challenging environments subject to exposure to high temperatures, dust or dirt, and liquids or chemicals. Here are some examples of the kinds of equipment and machines these ball bearings are used in:

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Nov. 24, 2019

The agricultural industry is one of the biggest industrial uses for ball bearings. They are necessary for almost every component of the agricultural process, and as they have specific environmental challenges, most manufacturers offer a specific category of agricultural bearings.

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Nov. 24, 2019

While ball bearings may not seem like an integral part of your daily life, they are likely quite important to most of your everyday activities. Although the term “ball bearing” tends to bring ideas like aerospace engineering and industrial equipment to mind, these bearings are used in any kind of application that needs to reduce friction on a rotating component. The most widely used types of ball bearings are used by the vast majority of the population in common devices that are heavily relied upon in daily life.

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Nov. 24, 2019

While most manufacturers use the word “precision” to refer to high quality bearings, precision ball bearings can refer to any ball bearing with a standardized level of precision capabilities. This most commonly refers to the ABEC scale, which provides standard measurements and tolerances for different levels of precision. These measurements include diameter and width of inner and outer rings, shape error, and smoothness of running surfaces. Therefore, almost all industries that use ball bearings also use precision ball bearings. For applications with high speed and accuracy requirements, super precision ball bearings are used, referring to bearings with relatively high performance quality. Common performance features include high accuracy, low noise production, controlled rigidity, long operating life, minimal friction and heat generation, suitable lubrication, and high rotational speed. Different types of precision bearings are used in different applications.

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Nov. 24, 2019

Almost all ball bearings have an ABEC rating, classifying it from other bearings, and often influencing price. So what does this rating mean, and just how important is it?

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Nov. 20, 2019

Is your industrial or commercial operation highly demanding and need special bearings? One of the top choices is precision bearing. These are bearings made to deliver the highest possible efficiency in power transmission and sports such as skating. This means they are precise, have low-vibrations, and release low-noise levels. And that is not all; they are capable of absorbing high loads.

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Nov. 7, 2019

As one of the most commonly used bearings of all time, ball bearings are used in a plethora of applications, as their simple design makes them highly versatile. Often used as wheel bearings, they can be found in cars, bicycles, skateboards, and different types of machinery in almost every industry.

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Nov. 7, 2019

As one of the most commonly used types of bearings, ball bearings have a multitude of different construction designs, each with its own unique features for different types of applications. While it can be difficult to determine which bearing type is most suitable for your application, most bearing manufacturers, and large-scale suppliers such as MRO Supply, have experts available to provide insight and answer questions. These are the most common types of ball bearings, and the applications they are used for

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