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Bearings are the simplest, smallest and most necessary part of our everyday lives. It would be easier mentioning objects that don’t make use of bearings than mentioning the objects containing them. Different types of bearings are used for various applications depending on the size and direction required to support as well as the operating speed and the service life expectancy.

SKF Bearings

As an authorised distributor of all SKF products, Africa Bearings brings you quality, trusted bearings delivered straight to your door. Shopping online has never been this easy, simply let us know what bearings you need and we will do the rest!

Ball Bearings

Ball Bearings are bearings containing rolling elements (balls) to maintain the separation between the bearing races. In order to support axial and radial loads, the ball bearings reduce rotational fixture. Ball bearings are most commonly used in roller blades, bicycles, motorcycles, motor vehicles and airplanes.
Types of Ball Bearings Include:

  • Radial deep groove ball bearings
  • Flanged radial deep groove ball bearings
  • Radial deep groove ball bearings with a snap ring on the outer ring
  • Ultra-thin radial ball bearings

Roller Bearings

Roller Bearings are a type of rolling-element bearing that uses cylinders (rollers) to maintain the separation between the moving parts of the bearing, compared to ball bearings roller bearings can support heavy radial loads and limited axial roads. Some of the widely used applications of roller bearings are engines, agriculture industry, heavy equipment and machinery, solar panels, medical equipment and also in the automotive industry.

Types of Roller Bearings Include:

  • Cylindrical Roller Bearings.
  • Tapered Roller Bearings.
  • Spherical Roller Bearings.
  • Cam Follower Roller Bearings, Stud Type.
  • Needle Roller Bearings.
  • Precision Needle Roller Bearings.
  • Cylindrical Roller Thrust Bearings.

Plain Bearings

The Plain Bearings are the most simple type of bearings that are composed without rolling elements, it is a high load-carrying capacitator and is most commonly used in machinery that has a rotating or sliding shaft component.
Types of Plain Bearings Include:

  • Hydrodynamic and Babbitted Journal Bearings
  • Sleeve Bearings
  • Spherical Bearings
  • Drill Jig Bushings

With so many variants in size, material, and application it may be difficult to find the exact bearing you need, Africa Bearings has got you covered. Simply complete the form below and a member from our skilled team will get in touch with you shortly with further information.


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