Angular Contact Bearings

Typically used in applications in which radial and axial loads are acting at the same time, angular contact bearings can be found in some of the most demanding situations. When you need these, you want to know you’re sourcing them from a knowledgeable provider. At, we have one of the most extensive selections of angular contact bearings for sale you’ll find in the business. Combined with our comprehensive knowledge, our inventory means you won’t have to worry about finding the components that are perfect for your needs.

The Basics of Angular Contact Bearings

Angular contact bearings differ from other varieties first and foremost because of the design of their raceways. They have axially asymmetrical races, which means an axial load will travel in a straight line through the bearing, while the radial load will pass through it obliquely and separate the raceways axially. This results in the inner race’s contact angle being equal to that of the outer race. Hence, angular contact bearings provide better support for combined loads. As the contact angle increases, its capacity for axial loads does as well.

These bearings lack a flange on the outer race, so they are only capable of supporting thrust loading in a single direction. For this reason, they are often used in a duplex pair facing opposite directions. This enables the load to be supported in both directions. Certain single-row angular contact ball bearings are designed to support duplex mounting under specific conditions. Cages may be made of steel, brass, thermoplastic or reinforced polyetheretherketone.

Typical Applications

Angular contact bearings are capable of withstanding high-speed, high-precision environments where loads often are intense. For example, they can be found inside jet turbines used in the aerospace industry. Other industries that utilize these are the agriculture, chemical and utility sectors.

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Since they can be so versatile and durable, there are many variations of angular contact bearings from which to choose. Configurations can include angular contact ball bearings as well as angular contact roller bearings. No matter what you need, chances are you will be able to find it among our extensive online catalog. If not or if you’re uncertain, contact us and we’ll be glad to help. Our specialists can point you in the right direction and find exactly what works best for your requirements.