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Wheel Bearing Types
Wheel bearings reduce the friction between the wheel and axle
making your equipment easier to push. When selecting the appropriate
wheel bearing for your application, the environment must be taken
into consideration. Shields and seals can be supplied with some roller
and ball bearings, prohibiting debris from fouling the bearing.
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- Plain Bearing:
With plain bearings, the wheel rides directly on the axle. This
is the least expensive type of wheel bearing and should be selected
only for very light equipment or when cost is a more important
consideration than performance.
- Sleeve Bearing:
With a sleeve bearing, the wheel revolves on a smooth sleeve to
reduce friction. This is an inexpensive, quiet and strong type
of bearing. Sleeves are available in hardened steel, as well as
plastic and stainless steel for use in corrosive applications.
- Ball Bearing:
Ball bearings greatly reduce the amount of friction and provide
excellent rolling ease. There are many types of ball bearings
used in caster wheels - give us a call and we'll help you choose
the right one based on your load and performance needs.
- Precision Ball Bearing:
This is the best ball bearing type available. The precision ball
bearing offers the greatest rolling ease for carrying heavy loads
and has a long lifespan. This smooth, quiet running bearing is
the right choice for expensive or heavy medical equipment.
- Roller Bearing:
Roller bearings offer great rolling ease and can carry heavy loads.
These bearings always revolve on a hardened sleeve and require
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