Hanger bearings are types of bearings used to facilitate rotational movement, especially in screw conveyor
type of shafts
. A closer look at these shafts indicates that they are enclosed with a conveyor trough. They are designed with a split roller bearing in a split housing featuring a threaded boss for conveyor suspension.
To operate efficiently, a swivel fixing at the joint (cross-bracing) is recommended for proper alignment. The frames for the hanger bearings can be mounted to the side or at the top of the housing. The hanger bearings
are very common in the heavy industrial and agricultural applications. Other industries that use hanger bearings include marine drive shafts, aircraft, and automotive assembly.
Hanger bearings can be broken into two main types: the rolling and plain elements. The plain hanger bearings have a continuous surface contact between the outer and inner races. However, the rolling hanger bearings feature rolling elements between the outer and inner races to help reduce friction.