A Need Brought an Idea – THAT GREW INTO A PRINCIPLE
Auburn Bearing & Manufacturing manufactures an exclusive line of thrust bearings that are specifically designed to reduce rolling friction. Instead of the usual round groove ball track, Auburn bearings incorporate a “V” groove raceway.
This “V” groove raceway design distributes the load evenly over the balls as they travel on four points of contact, creating a straight line rolling effect and decreasing the amount of friction created by a full contact round groove design.
The Auburn styles that incorporate the “V” groove design have the added advantage of being able to carry radial loads equal to 25% of their thrust load capacity. Please note that in some applications, the standard round groove ball raceway is the better solution.
Also unique to Auburn Bearing & Manufacturing is our round groove T-114RG thrust bearing. The T-114RG answers the need for an easily installed bearing requiring a minimum amount of machine work for its use. The small pitch diameter of the ball grooves for a given shaft diameter, and the large diameter balls used give a relatively low peripheral ball speed.
This, together with the heavy washer sections and deep grooves, result in a bearing of unusual capacity and life for its size. It is self-contained; the two races and balls are held together as a unit by a center rivet. Its open style design allows for maximum circulation of lubricating products.