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Ball bearings are manufactured with four essential parts. These
are the outer ring, the inner ring, the balls or rolling elements, and the
separator. Low priced bearing may have the separator omitted, however this
element can be very important to prevent rubbing contact between the bearing
balls and side walls.
single-row deep-groove radial contact ball bearings will take radial load well and some thrust
load. The balls are inserted into the grooves by moving the inner ring to a
eccentric position. The balls are separated after loading, and the separator is
then installed. Sometimes manufacturers use a filling notch in the inner
and outer rings to enable a greater number if balls to be inserted, increasing
the bearing capacity. The rated thrust load of the bearing is decreased as the
balls tend to bump against the edge of the notch when thrust loads are applied.
Angular contact ball bearings are designed for both radial
and thrust loading where the thrust load maybe as much as the radial loading.
||AFBMA: Anti-Friction Bearing Manufacturers Association
Typical Ball Bearing assembly