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 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.
To learn more, see our article titled “Auburn ‘V’ Groove Reduces Friction & Drag in Thrust Bearings” or visit our Frequently Asked Questions.
Greater Load Capacity
Full Ball Compliment
Retainer Not Required