What are the types of thin wall bearings?

Thin-wall bearings, also known as thin-section bearings, are specialized bearings designed with a compact cross-section for applications where space is limited and weight is a concern. These bearings are commonly used in industries such as aerospace, robotics, medical devices, and semiconductor manufacturing. There are several types of thin-wall bearings, each with its own unique design and features.

Thin wall bearing types

thin wall bearings

Deep Groove Ball Bearings

Deep groove ball bearings have a simple design consisting of inner and outer rings, as well as a cage and a complement of balls. They are capable of handling radial and axial loads in both directions and are suitable for high-speed applications.

Thin-section deep groove ball bearings have a reduced cross-section compared to standard deep groove ball bearings, making them ideal for applications where space is limited.

Angular Contact Ball Bearings

Angular contact ball bearings are designed to support combined radial and axial loads by facilitating angular contact between the balls and the raceways. They are commonly used in applications such as machine tools, robotics, and automotive steering systems.

Thin-section angular contact ball bearings have a reduced cross-section to accommodate space-constrained installations while maintaining high load-carrying capacity and rigidity.

Four-Point Contact Ball Bearings

Four-point contact ball bearings are specifically designed to support combined radial, axial, and moment loads by incorporating four points of contact between the balls and the raceways. This design allows for compact and lightweight bearing arrangements.

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