Steel ball bearings are one of the most popular types of bearings used in industry today. This is partly due to the material used, but also down to the fact that steel ball bearings are available in a wide range of ball bearing types such as deep groove, angular contact, radial, thrust and self-aligning to name a few.
Steel is tough and can be manufactured to precise measurements which is essential when making high-precision bearings. Steel bearings are robust and reliable and are often used for challenging and demanding applications where high speeds and heavy loads are a factor. Designed for durability steel bearings are used in a wide range of industrial, commercial, and domestic applications.
RS offer an extensive selection of high-quality steel bearings in a range of different sizes, and ratings. Choose from industry-leading brands including SKF, NSK, FAG, NMB and of course our own trusted brand RS PRO.
As we mentioned before steel bearings are versatile as not only are they made of steel, but they can also have different ball and cage materials making them extremely useful in a vast array of applications and environments. Some of the most common are