Rollin’ Rollin’ Rollin’. By Nathan Powell And Jonathan Parkinson. Classifications. Radial Thrust Tapered. Radial. Support only radial loads. Thrust. Supports only axial loads. Tapered. Able to carry combinations of thrust and radial loads. Why Rollers?.
By Nathan Powell
Advantages of Roller Bearings
Disadvantages of Roller Bearings
Torrington manufactured its first bearing over 80 years ago. Significant product
innovation dates from the early 1930's, when our engineers developed the drawn
cup needle roller bearing, the outer ring of which is press-formed from strip steel
rather than machined. Other technical breakthroughs have included: the needle
roller thrust bearing, drawn cup roller clutch, wide inner ring bearing with eccentric
locking collar, aircraft control bearings, the screwdown roller thrust bearing for
metal rolling mills, and the innovative, assembled camshaft. Many specialized
products have also been designed for specific applications.