Combination Bearings

Combination bearings are intended for use when both axial and radial loads are present. Multiple levels of rolling elements join such that the bearing produced can support heavy to moderate combined loads. Depending on the load magnitude, different roller configurations are available. Ball and roller bearings are intended for moderate to heavy thrust loads and large radial loads. In this configuration, the ball bearing supports axial load while the roller elements support the radial load. The ball bearing is available as either a deep groove or angular contact. If large thrust forces are present, it is best to use a combination bearing with roller elements to support both the axial and radial loads. Rollers support the thrust load on a line contact, which greatly increases the load capacity. Combination bearings are commonly used in machine tool spindles and ball screws.

  • Ball & Needle
  • Ball & Roller
  • Needle & Roller