Angular contact ball bearings can bear both radial and axial loads. It can work at a higher speed. The larger the contact angle, the higher the axial bearing capacity. The contact angle is the angle between the contact point line of the ball and raceway in the radial plane and the vertical line of the bearing axis. High-precision and high-speed bearings usually have a contact angle of 15 degrees. Under the action of axial force, the contact angle will increase.REQUEST FOR QUOTE >
Angular contact ball bearings are versatile components used in various industries where the demands of axial and radial loads intersect. The choice of bearing type, contact angle, and arrangement should be based on the specific load conditions, speed, precision needs, and operating environment of the application.
Unlike radial ball bearings, which have a 90-degree contact angle, angular contact ball bearings have an oblique contact angle between the balls and the raceways. This design enables them to accommodate both axial and radial loads simultaneously.
Single-Row and Double-Row Designs
Angular contact ball bearings come in single-row and double-row configurations. Double-row designs can handle higher axial loads compared to single-row designs.
Variety of Contact Angles
Angular contact ball bearings are available with various contact angles, typically ranging from 15 degrees to 40 degrees. The choice of contact angle depends on the specific application requirements, such as load distribution and speed.
The angled contact points distribute the loads across a larger contact area, allowing for better load distribution and increased load-carrying capacity.
Angular contact ball bearings offer high axial rigidity, which makes them suitable for applications requiring precision and controlled movement.
Precision and Speed
They are often used in applications where precision and high-speed operation are necessary due to their ability to accommodate both axial and radial loads.
Back-to-Back and Face-to-Face Arrangements
Angular contact ball bearings can be installed in back-to-back or face-to-face arrangements to provide varying levels of axial and radial load handling capacity.
Angular contact ball bearings can have different cage designs, such as pressed steel cages or machined brass cages, to optimize performance and reduce friction.
Some angular contact ball bearings are designed for universal matching, where sets of bearings with different contact angles can be combined in sets to achieve specific load and speed requirements.