Spherical roller thrust bearings can accommodate heavy axial load, they are adapted to high speeds. These bearings are fitted with asymmetrical barrel shaped roller.
Under normal load conditions, the allowable misalignment is 1˚ to 2˚, although this will vary depending upon the bearing’s dimension series. These bearings use machined copper alloy cages and a guide sleeve is attached to the inner ring to guide the cage. The axial load capacity of these bearings is high, and a certain amount of radial load can also be accommodated when the ring is in an axially loaded state.