Bearing Component Industry


To understand the role of component industry in manufacturing of bearings, we must first lay emphasis on the manufacturing process of a Bearing in general.


Following are the major components used in manufacturing of a Bearing:


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Raw Materials

The major raw material required for Ball and roller bearings (including Needle Roller bearings) are Rolled / Forged Rings, Rollers, Cages.


CUP / OUTER


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Outer Rings

CONE / INNER


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Inner Rings



Roller

The function of roller is to have a line contact load transfer taking the load from cup and transferring to cone or vice-versa as per the fitting practice.


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Ball

The function of roller is to have a point contact load transfer taking the load from outer ring and transferring to inner / cone or vice-versa as per the filling.


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Cage/Retainer

The main function of the cage/retainer is to retain the roller/ balls/Needle in the cone / inner assembly of a bearing. Retainers are made of narrow width CRCA sheets with pockets.


Type Ribbon Retainer


Shield

A shield (non-contact) or seal (contact) is often installed to retain lubricant and to prevent contamination from entering the bearing raceways. These are available in a variety of materials and configurations


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W Type Crown Retainer

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T12 Type Crown Retainer

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Single Shield - Code Z

Double Shield - Code ZZ


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Single Shield - Code ZS

Double Shield - Code ZZS



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