Self Aligning Bearings
Self Aligning ball bearings have two rows of balls with a common sphered raceway in the outer ring. This feature allows the unit to be self aligning which permits angular mis-alignment of the shaft relative to the housing. This makes them suitable for applications where errors in mounting can cause mis-alignment or form shaft deflection.
If the bearing is required to carry high loads then it is suggested that Spherical roller bearings are used in place of these.
Self-Aligning ball beargins are available in the following
- self-aligning with no shields
- self aligning with seals on both sides
- self aligning with extended inner ring