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What is a bearing?

Supplier: Chain & Drives
07 September, 2017

Chain & Drives supply market leading bearings & rotating machine parts to all Australian industries & sectors. We have a large range of industrial bearings, bearing housings in cast iron & stainless steel.

bearing is a machine element that constrains relative motion to only the desired motion, and reduces friction between moving parts. The design of the bearing may, for example, provide for free linear movement of the moving part or for free rotation around a fixed axis; or, it may prevent a motion by controlling the vectors of normal forces that bear on the moving parts. Most bearings facilitate the desired motion by minimizing friction. Bearings are classified broadly according to the type of operation, the motions allowed, or to the directions of the loads (forces) applied to the parts.

 

* Source Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bearing_(mechanical) 

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