Deep Groove Ball Bearing
Deep groove ball bearings, also known as deep groove bearings are a type of radial ball bearing designed to handle both radial and axial loads. They are one of the most widely used and versatile bearings in various industries due to their efficient performance and simple design.
Here, at RS we offer an extensive selection of high-quality deep groove ball bearings in a variety of sizes and ratings. Supplied to you, from industry-leading brands including SKF, FAG, NSK, INA and of course RS PRO.
What is a Deep Groove Ball Bearing?
A deep groove ball bearing consists of an inner ring, an outer ring, and balls made from steel, stainless steel, or ceramic materials. A cage separates the balls and helps to maintain their proper spacing. The inner and outer rings have raceways that form deep grooves, hence the name deep groove bearing. These grooves enable the bearing to handle radial loads, axial loads, and a combination of both, providing excellent support for rotating shafts.
What Are The Different Types of Deep Groove Ball Bearing?
Deep groove bearings are typically made from steel or stainless steel. They are available with shielded, sealed, or open ends. The shield or seal protects the bearing from dust and other contaminants that could impact the bearings performance. The two main types of deep groove ball bearings are
- Single Row Ball Bearings that feature a single row of balls
- Double Row Ball Bearings that feature a double row of balls
What Are Deep Groove Ball Bearings Used For?
Deep groove ball bearings are used in a wide range of industrial and commercial applications. Some of the most common are
- Automotive Industry: Wheel hubs, transmissions, and alternators.
- Industrial Machinery: Pumps, compressors, and conveyors.
- Household Appliances: Washing machines, fridges, and fans.
Key features and benefits
- High load capacity
- Low friction
- Ability to operate at high speeds
- Long service life