Self-aligning Ball Bearing
Self-aligning Ball Bearings are ball-bearing with two rows of balls (called “races”). The inner ring has two raceways, and the outer ring has a spherical raceway whose center of curvature coincides with the bearing axis. In this way, the axis of the inner circle, the ball, and the cage can be deflected around the bearing center, thereby automatically correcting the misalignment caused by the machining or installation errors of the bearing seat and the shaft.
They are available to be open or sealed. The bearings are insensitive to angular misalignment of the shaft relative to the housing.
Self-aligning Ball Bearings Types:
Self-aligning Ball Bearings can provide a variety of sizes, materials, and types according to consumer needs, including particular industrial uses, such as high-temperature applications.
They have three main self-aligning ball bearings: Self-aligning ball bearings-open type, Sealed self-aligning ball bearings, and Self-aligning ball bearings with an extended inner ring. Depending on the application, they can also be made into different sizes and loads, from miniature ball bearings for light loads and trim components to large Self-aligning Ball Bearings.