Timken Bearings Meet Many Requirements
For the many different types of industrial equipment where anti-friction bearings are used, designers select the bearings based on specific criteria. Some seek long life, some require the ability to tolerate heavy loads, while others require extreme precision or stiffness. In machine tools, the bearings often have to deliver all three.
Bearings with customized component geometry are able to achieve the highest operating speeds. Tapered roller bearings, with their adjustable endplay, provide a design solution that exceeds most application needs for rotational accuracy and rigidity. The Hydra-Rib bearing features a floating rib that’s positioned by a pressure system. It can adjust for optimum preload “on the fly,” compensating for speed and temperature variations.