Tapered roller bearings
Tapered roller bearings consist of rings with tapered raceways and tapered rollers in a window cage.
Loads are transferred from one ring to the next by the contact angle.
This can result in an axial force even with a pure radial load.
Tapered roller bearings can therefore withstand both axial and radial loads.
However, tapered roller bearings are not self-retaining; i.e. when dismounted, the outer rings detach from the rest of the bearing.
Typical areas of application include:
Shipbuilding and vehicle construction, agricultural engineering, construction machinery, trucks and heavy-duty trailers, motorcycles, …