Types of Housed Bearings

There are various types of bearings available to suit many different purposes, housed bearings being one of them. We supply a wide range of high-quality housed bearings – learn more about the different options and which one might be the best choice for you.

What are Housed Bearings and How Might They Be Used?

Housed bearings are roller bearing inserts, fitted into a housing unit. They are easier to install than other kinds of bearing, and they can be used for a wide variety of purposes. Applications might include demanding environments, conveyor systems, material handling equipment and more.

These are the different types of housed bearings you can select, depending on your purpose:

  • Four bolt square flanged housed bearing units (stainless steel and cast iron options available)
  • Pillow block/tapped base pillow block housed bearing units (available as both stainless steel and cast iron bearings)
  • Stainless steel take up bearing units – used when shaft adjustment and belt tightening devices are needed
  • Two bolt oval flanged housed bearing units (stainless steel or cast iron) – an insert bearing mounted in an oval housing
  • Cartridge bearing units – cast iron bearings with a bore insert
  • Round flanged/four bolt round flanged housed bearing units – come with a centre spigot for concentric alignment
  • Hanger bearing units – designed to attach to hanger rods
  • Take up bearing units – mounted bearings with guide frame, mounting hardware and positioning screw

There are two types of material available when selecting housed bearings: cast iron and stainless steel. Both will be suitable for different types of environments depending on pressures and temperature ranges. Stainless steel housings are durable and corrosion resistant, while cast iron housings come in many different types, giving you more flexibility. Some types of housed bearings are available in both stainless steel and cast iron.

Choosing the Right Type of Housed Bearings

It can be difficult to choose the correct type of housed bearing unit, especially when there are options available to suit many different purposes. You can browse all types of bearing units on our website, and if you have a question, our team will be happy to help. Please contact Bearing Revolution on +44 (0)1952 222100, email info@bearingrevolution.co.uk or send us a message.

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