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Cylindrical Roller Bearings

What are Cylindrical Roller Bearings?

Cylindrical roller bearings are a unique design of bearings made for specific industrial needs. These are designed to carry a radial load and ensure minimal friction in operation. Cylindrical roller and radial ball bearings are also designed to handle small amounts of axial loads. However, it depends on the application as well as the distinct internal design of the bearings.

In general, roller bearings are known for their high-load-bearing capacity compared to the other bearing designs of the same size. Also, ball bearings usually come with a single point contact area, whereas roller bearings impact a much larger surface area.

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Products Principal Dimensions Basic Load Ratings

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d [mm] D [mm] B [mm] C [kn] Co [kn]

Types of Cylindrical Roller Bearings

Single Row Cylindrical Roller Bearing
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Single Row Cylindrical Roller Bearings
Designed for easy installation and maintenance, these bearings offer superior load-carrying capacity and stability.
Cylindrical Roller Bearing
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Double Row Cylindrical Roller Bearings
Engineered for maximum durability and load capacity, these bearings excel in demanding environments.
Four row cylindrical roller bearings
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Four Row Cylindrical Roller Bearings
Built to withstand heavy radial loads and high speeds, these bearings ensure smooth operation and minimal maintenance.
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Cylindrical Thrust Roller Bearings
Designed to handle axial loads in one direction, these bearings ensure precise motion control and reliable performance.

Features of Cylindrical Roller Bearings

Cylindrical roller bearings are highly versatile. Due to this there can be multiple applications for the same bearings. 

  • These bearings like other bearings of the rolling type, have high radial load capacity
  • These bearings are useful for heavy radial machines with high speed since they operate in a low friction design
  • The bearings are in linear contact with bearing raceways
  • Designed with straight rollers and can be customised to tapered outside and inside diameters
  • These are light and easy to install, which reduces potential installation damage
  • Easy to maintain with less wear and tear

Advantages of Cylindrical Roller Bearings

The advantages and applications of these types of bearings vary according to the design of the bearing. There can be one to four rows of rollers and can be customised with a cage. The designs with no cage allow for the bearing design to have more rows. 

  • They are designed to be highly reliable for applications and ensure less resource consumption making it fit for the environment
  • Greater radial load bearing capacity when compared to other same sized ball bearings
  • The linear contact with raceways ensures faster speed and enhanced productivity
  • Minimal maintenance makes them resist damage from overuse
  • Additional rows in the design helps support heavier radial loads.


What is a roller bearing used for?

Roller bearings, including cylindrical roller bearings, are crucial components used in various machinery to support rotating shafts or axles while minimizing friction and allowing smooth movement.

They are commonly found in automotive transmissions, industrial gearboxes, electric motors, and other mechanical systems where radial or axial loads need to be supported.

What is the application of cylindrical roller thrust bearing?

Cylindrical roller thrust bearings are specifically designed to handle high axial loads in one direction, making them ideal for applications where heavy axial loads need to be supported, such as in gearboxes, pumps, and machine tool spindles.

They are commonly used in combination with radial bearings to provide both radial and axial support in rotating machinery.

What is the difference between spherical and cylindrical bearings?

Spherical bearings have a spherical outer ring and are designed to accommodate misalignment and axial loads in any direction, making them suitable for applications with shaft deflection or misalignment.

Cylindrical bearings, on the other hand, have a cylindrical shape and are primarily used to support radial loads in rotating shafts or axles.

Which is better spherical or cylindrical power?

The choice between spherical and cylindrical bearings depends on the specific requirements of the application:

  • Spherical bearings are preferred in applications where misalignment or shaft deflection is expected, as they can accommodate misalignment and axial loads in any direction.
  • Cylindrical bearings are better suited for applications where radial loads need to be supported without significant misalignment.

What is the difference between a needle roller and a cylindrical roller?

Needle roller bearings have slender cylindrical rollers with a high length-to-diameter ratio, making them suitable for applications with limited space or where high radial loads need to be supported.

Cylindrical roller bearings have larger diameter rollers and are used to support heavier radial loads in machinery such as automotive transmissions, electric motors, and industrial equipment.

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