Types of Ball Bearings

Summary:There are many types of ball bearings, and this article will discuss Angular contact ball bearings, Conrad-style ball be...
There are many types of ball bearings, and this article will discuss Angular contact ball bearings, Conrad-style ball bearings, and Ceramic hybrid bearings. These bearings are often used in applications where shaft deflection is inevitable. There are also self-aligning ball bearings that function with even slight shaft misalignment. If self-alignment is an issue, you can opt for these bearings, which also come with a seal, tapered bore, and adapter sleeve.
Conrad-style ball bearings
Deep groove ball bearings, or Conrad-style ball bearings, are one of the most popular types of bearings. They are used in everything from lawn mowers to aircraft and multi-million dollar machines. These bearings can withstand large axial and radial loads, but one drawback is that they only have a limited number of balls. To reduce this problem, these bearings are made with cages that help maintain their relative positions.
Angular contact ball bearings
Angular contact ball bearings have a unique cross-section that allows them to support loads at an angle. This design allows them to withstand high-speed rotational speeds while carrying combined axial and radial loads. The angular contact ball bearing is an excellent choice for applications that require high accuracy. Its unique design also makes it suitable for applications that are subjected to high axial and radial loads.
Ceramic hybrid bearings
Among other applications, ceramic hybrid bearings are found in electric motors, performance racing vehicles, laboratory equipment, and under water applications. Their properties make them highly suitable for high-rpm applications. Additionally, they are energy-efficient, lightweight, and have lower coefficients of friction than standard steel bearings. Listed below are some benefits of ceramic hybrid bearings over standard steel bearings. 
There are four basic types of Deep Groove Ball Bearings. These types feature steel balls and cages inserted into grooves in an outer ring. They are available in single-row and double-row versions and can be either open or sealed. Single-row deep groove ball bearings have an open or closed cage and can be either non-contact or contact-sealed. Deep groove ball bearings are commonly used in machinery, such as industrial gears, for applications where lubrication is essential.
Plastic ball bearings
Plastic ball bearings were created in response to the need for non-magnetic balls in a variety of applications. Traditional bearings, for example, are typically made of 52100 steel or 440C stainless steel, both of which will rust when exposed to water. This makes them unsuitable for many medical, food processing, and swimming pool applications. Plastic ball bearings, on the other hand, are non-magnetic, making them the perfect choice for these applications.
Deep-groove cylindrical roller bearings
Deep groove ball bearings are a subset of deep groove cylindrical roller bearings. The two types differ in the amount of ball that is placed inside of the inner ring and the type of ring that is used. Single-row deep groove ball bearings feature an outer ring that is shielded on both sides. The outer ring may also contain metal shields. These bearings are usually fitted in a housing by means of an adapter sleeve.