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Needle Roller Bearings

Needle Roller Bearings

Needle roller bearings are bearings that use small cylindrical rollers. These rollers are used to reduce the friction of a rotating surface. The cylindrical rollers that have small diameters offer a higher load-carrying capacity. Needle roller bearings are the smallest and lightest of the roller bearing family which is best for reduced space and weight. The bearings are often used in the automotive industry, lawn and garden equipment, printing machines, and machine tools. These bearings are often compared to ball bearings except needle roller bearings have a large surface area that is in touch with the bearing raceway. The bearings can combine maximum load capacity and low cost. Needle roller bearings are able to hold a larger, more rigid shaft in a given application. They have great rolling features within a small cross-section and are often classified as either radial or thrust depending on the direction of the load. The following are some key considerations and benefits of needle roller bearings:

  • Easy lubrication
  • Bear both radial and axial loads
  • Long service life
  • Low friction
  • Increase performance capability
  • Have the ability to use mating surfaces as inner or outer raceways, or both
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The size and width of needle roller bearings vary according to their use and application. The options that MMB Bearings has available for the needle roller bearings are the full complement style and the retainer style enclosed in a steel cup. Offered as well are oil holes for lubrication upon request. A variety of needle bearings are offered in a sealed version as well as a closed-end version. Needle bearings, in the style of “RCB” or “Roller Clutch Bearings,” are one-directional in design. MMB carries a large stock in both inch and metric styles. The main four types of needle roller bearings are drawn cup, combined inch and metric sizes, open for through shafts, and closed for shaft ends.

As a major ball bearing distributor, MMB Bearings offers a wide variety of needle bearings to suit virtually any application.  MMB Bearings stocks the following brands of needle roller bearings:

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About MMB Bearings

MMB Bearings has grown from a small supplier of precision miniature bearings, to one of the nation’s largest stocking distributors and suppliers of high-quality ball and roller bearings. Our bearings are stocked in a climate controlled warehouse to ensure our inventory maintains high quality standards. We take great pride in the knowledge and service we provide. You'll find precisely what you need from one source with ready-to-ship inventory in large quantities of domestic and imported ball, roller, needle and rod end bearings.

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