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Tapered Roller Bearings

Tapered Roller Bearings

Tapered roller bearings feature tapered inner and outer ring raceways with tapered rollers arranged between them angled to the surface of the rollers that join at the axis of the bearing helping to allow the bearings to obtain high radial and axial loads from multiple directions. These bearings are frequently used for moderate speed and heavy-duty applications where durability is a necessity. Pairs of tapered roller bearings are used in automobile and truck front wheels where they need to manage together with large radial and axial forces. They are often used for axels due to their low rolling friction and typically used with combined loads. The following are some key considerations and benefits of tapered roller bearings:

  • Low friction
  • Long service life
  • Enhanced operation reliability
  • Rigid bearing application
  • Separable and interchangeable (helps facilitate mounting, dismounting, and maintenance)
  • Low noise and vibration
  • Dimensional stability under harsh conditions
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The size and width of tapered roller bearings vary according to their use and application. These bearings are customizable to match your specific speed, load, contamination, vibration or temperature conditions. The bearings are available in a large range of both inch and metric sizes. Singlerow tapered roller bearings can be matched face to face or back to back. Double row tapered roller bearings are typically used in rolling mills, gearboxes, and machines in the mining industry. Four row tapered roller bearings are used in work roll applications almost entirely. The size of the contact angle which is usually between 10 and 30 degrees helps determine the size of the axial load carrying capacity. When the contact angle increases the load increases.

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

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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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