Rolling bearings

Rolling bearings support and guide rotating or oscillating machine elements – such as shafts, axles or wheels – and transfer loads between machine components. They provide high precision and low friction and therefore enable high rotational speeds while reducing noise, heat, energy consumption and wear. Rolling bearings are cost-effective and exchangeable machine elements that typically follow national or international dimension standards.

Explore our wide assortment of rolling bearings, accessories and services that best meet your specific performance needs.

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Product types

Ball bearings

Deep groove ball bearings

Deep groove ball bearings

Particularly versatile bearings. Suitable for high or very high speeds, accommodating both radial and axial loads in both directions. Robust, low maintenance and available in many designs.
Skf thrust bearing

Thrust ball bearings

Designed to accommodate axial loads in single or double directions. Separable and interchangeable components simplify mounting and dismounting and maintenance inspections.
Insert bearings (Y-bearings)

Insert bearings (Y-bearings)

Easy-to-mount bearings with a convex outer ring. Able to accommodate static misalignment and provide long service life in a wide variety of applications with high contamination levels.
Angular contact thrust ball bearings

Angular contact thrust ball bearings

Separable bearings, beneficial in applications where safe radial and axial support is required, together with extremely precise axial guidance of the shaft.
Angular contact ball bearings

Angular contact ball bearings

Bearings with good running properties and high axial load carrying capacity, designed to accommodate simultaneously acting radial and axial loads.
Thin section bearings

Thin section bearings

Bearings that save weight, create space, increase design flexibility and provide excellent running accuracy.
Self-aligning ball bearings

Self-aligning ball bearings

Insensitive to static and dynamic misalignment. These two-row ball bearings generate very little frictional heat even at high speeds – leading to minimal maintenance needs.

Roller bearings

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Cylindrical roller bearings

Available in many designs, customizable to meet requirements of applications with high loads or high speeds. Separable for easier maintenance inspections.
Roller bearings

SKF Cooper split roller bearings

Available in many catalogue or custom designs, especially beneficial for difficult-to-access positions where maintenance or replacement of non-split bearings would cause unreasonably high costs or lengthy machine downtime.
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Needle roller bearings

Bearings that have many rollers with small diameters relative to their length, offering a compact solution with high stiffness and load carrying capacity.
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CARB toroidal roller bearings

Non-locating, self-aligning bearings with high load carrying capacity and axial displacement ability. Made to the SKF Explorer specifications.
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Tapered roller bearings

Bearings with tapered inner and outer ring raceways as well as tapered rollers. Designed to take on heavy combined loads. Available in many designs, series, and sizes.
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Cylindrical roller thrust bearings

Suitable for arrangements that need to support heavy axial load and no radial load. Very stiff and require little axial space. Components can be mounted separately.
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Spherical roller bearings

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Bearings accessories

Bearings accessories (2)

Adapter sleeves

Adapter sleeves are the most commonly used components for locating bearings with a tapered bore onto a cylindrical seat as they can be used on plain shafts (fig. 1) or stepped shafts (fig. 2).
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Withdrawal sleeves

Withdrawal sleeves can be used to mount bearings with a tapered bore onto the cylindrical seat of stepped shafts (fig. 1).
Bearings accessories

Lock nuts

Lock nuts are used to locate bearings onto a shaft. Additionally, they can be used to mount bearings with a tapered bore onto tapered shaft seats and adapter sleeves, and to dismount bearings from withdrawal sleeves.

Engineered products

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Backing bearings

Bearings with thick-walled outer rings, specially developed for cold rolling mills of the cluster type, or applications like bending or straightening machines. Available in many variants.
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High temperature bearings and bearing units

Available in several variants and designs, providing excellent performance under hot or dry conditions and at low operational speeds. Long service life and reduced environmental impact.
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Sensor bearing units

Ready-to-mount, compact, and robust units for monitoring the status of rotating or linear components in industrial and automotive applications.
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NoWear coated bearings

Bearings with a low friction, wear-resistant carbon coating on the contact surfaces that increases reliability and uptime in severe conditions.
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Hybrid bearings

Electrically insulating bearings with bearing steel rings and ceramic rolling elements. Offer high wear-resistance, speed capability and stiffness. Low frictional heat provides extended lubrication intervals and service life.
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Bearings with Solid Oil

Lubricated-for-life bearings designed for use in applications in high levels of moisture or incidental contact with water and other contaminants.
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INSOCOAT bearings

Bearings with a unique coating that prevents electric current passing through the bearing – providing a cost-effective protection against electrical erosion.
Engineered products

Indexing roller units

Ready-to-mount units developed for continuous furnaces of sintering and pelletizing plants. Also suitable for heavy load applications and low rotational speeds.

Track rollers

Track rollers (3)

Cam rollers

Yoke-type track rollers based on ball bearings. Greased, sealed and ready-to-mount, designed to run on all types of tracks. Available in a single or double row design, and variants of these.
Track rollers

Support rollers

Yoke-type track rollers based on needle or cylindrical roller bearings, with or without flange rings. Ready-to-mount, designed to run on all types of tracks.
Track rollers (2)

Cam followers

Stud-type track rollers based on needle or cylindrical roller bearings, designed to run on all types of tracks. Easy to mount, and available in several designs and variants.

In focus

Rotating equipment performance

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Rotating equipment performance

SKF Generalized Bearing Life Model (GBLM)

Choose the right bearing for the right application, every time. The GBLM lets SKF customers and distributors calculate whether a hybrid bearing will outperform a steel one in a given application – or not.

SKF Fiber Optic Sensing

New optical sensing technology enables radical improvements in machine reliability, giving engineers new insights and instant overview into equipment performance.

More information

How to select the right bearing for your business

How to select the right bearing for your business

Follow this straight-forward selection process to achieve your required level of equipment performance, to the lowest possible cost.

Remanufacturing and customization

We can help you determine whether your bearing is a candidate for remanufacturing which can reduce cost and cut lead times.
SKF Bearing Select

SKF Bearing Select

Quick and easy tool for relevant bearing performance calculations such as rating life, static safety, fricition loss and more.

The potential of SKF coatings

The variety of available coating systems and their different functionalities offer a broad range of possibilities.
Suitability of rolling bearings for industrial applications

Suitability of rolling bearings for industrial applications

An overview of the main bearing types and their characteristic properties.

How to mount and dismount your bearing

Use the web application that provides step-by-step instructions for the most appropriate methods and tools to mount and dismount the majority of SKF rolling bearings in a safe and efficient manner.

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