"We carry FUD, NSK, RHP, SKF, FAG, INA, ZYS, KRW, etc. brand roller bearings.

"How are roller bearings different from ball bearings?

Roller bearings and ball bearings are two different types of rolling bearings, which mainly differ in the shape of rolling elements.
Here are the main differences between roller bearings and ball bearings:

What is the basic difference between ball bearings and roller bearings?

Shape of the rolling elements:

    • Ball bearings: The rolling elements of ball bearings consist of balls.
    • Roller bearings: Roller bearings use cylindrical or conical rollers as rolling elements.

Which rolling bearing do I use for radial and axial loads?

Load absorption:

    • Ball bearings: Ball bearings are well suited for applications with high speeds and low to medium radial loads. They are less effective at supporting very heavy radial or axial loads.
    • Roller bearings: Roller bearings are capable of supporting higher radial and axial loads than ball bearings. Due to their larger contact area between the rollers and the rings, they are better suited for applications with heavy loads.

What is the difference between ball bearings and roller bearings in terms of friction and speed?

Friction and speed:

    • Ball bearings: Ball bearings generally generate less friction due to their smaller contact area and are therefore suitable for high-speed applications.
    • Roller bearings: Due to their larger contact area, roller bearings generally generate slightly more friction, but are better suited for applications with higher loads.

Which ball bearing or roller bearing do I use for angular misalignment?


    • Ball bearings: Some ball bearings, such as angular contact ball bearings and self-aligning ball bearings, have self-aligning properties and can compensate for slight angular errors, such as shaft deflections.
    • Roller bearings: Some roller bearings, especially spherical roller bearings, are able to tolerate larger misalignments and therefore offer better self-alignment capability. Otherwise, they are less suitable for self-alignment.

"The choice between roller bearings and ball bearings depends on the specific requirements of your application. If you are dealing with heavy loads, roller bearings are often the better choice. However, for high-speed, low-load applications, ball bearings may be the preferred option. It's important to carefully select the right type of bearing based on loading conditions, speeds and other factors.

Do you still have questions? Please contact us for a non-binding consultation on all aspects of roller bearings, ball bearings and roller bearings.

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