Insert Ball BearingsRadial insert ball bearings are ready-to-fit machine elements. In combination with drawn shafts, they are particularly easy to fit and suitable for the design of economical bearing arrangements. They are highly suitable where predominantly radial loads must be supported.
The outer rings of radial insert ball bearings have a spherical or cylindrical outside surface. Radial insert ball bearings are available with a metric or inch size bore. Black Series radial insert ball bearings with a Durotect BS coating have basic anti-corrosion resistance. Corrosion-resistant radial insert ball bearings are available in a high grade steel version or with a Corrotect coating.
Location of radial insert ball bearings on the shaft is by means of an eccentric locking collar, grub screws in the inner ring, an adapter sleeve, a drive slot, fit or profiled bore.
In combination with a housing matched to the design, bearings with a spherical outside surface can compensate for static misalignment of the shaft.