Power Generation Bearing
The power generation industry includes a range of businesses including generation, transmission, distribution and sales. Bearings play a vital role in these applications as key components of equipment such as compressors, motors, pumps, etc. Below, we highlight the types of bearings used in the power generation industry and their typical applications.
In the power generation industry, equipment requires uninterrupted bearing service. This is why the design and construction of the bearings used must be reliable and durable.
Common types of bearings in power generation equipment
The Key Bearings for Power Generation
High-quality precision bearings are particularly important for the precision and reliability of machining machines, as they are responsible for guiding and enhancing spindle movements. These typically consist of balls or rollers located between the inner and outer raceways. Some of the most common types of bearings include：
High precision cylindrical roller bearings
Cylindrical roller bearings use a cylinder as the rolling element and are usually available in single or double row designs. These bearings are constructed to withstand large radial loads and are ideally suited to high speed applications requiring high operational accuracy in a bearing-spindle configuration.
Ceramic hybrid spindle bearings
Ceramic hybrid spindle bearings offer higher spindle speeds, higher stiffness and greater resistance to high temperatures. The ceramic balls used in these bearings operate at lower temperatures, resulting in longer lubricant life. They can also operate at lower vibration levels, resulting in increased spindle stiffness.
Angular contact bearings
Angular contact ball bearings have inner and outer raceways that are offset relative to each other in the axial direction, allowing them to carry combined radial and axial loads at the same time. The axial load capacity of these bearings increases as the contact angle becomes larger. The contact angle is the angle between the line connecting the two points in the radial plane where the steel ball is in contact with the raceway.We can supply mini lathe angular contact bearings
Ball screw support bearings
Ball screw support bearings allow precise positioning of workpieces or machine components. These bearings are typically available in a high rigidity and high capacity range, each specifically designed for the application they support. Their specialised geometry allows them to handle large axial loads in both directions.