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Properties of roller bearings

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Wheel bearings for castors can be divided into various types: The four most common types are roller bearings, plain bearings, cone ball bearings and precision ball bearings. The type of bearing selected depends on various factors. These include the transport equipment for which the castors are required as well as the speed and frequency with which the equipment is moved. Hospital bed castors, for example, require different wheel bearings than furniture castors or heavy-duty castors.

Properties of roller bearings

The roller bearing belongs to the group of rolling bearings, one of the most common types of bearing. In contrast to plain bearings, which form the second large group, rolling bearings have an outer and inner ring, between which the friction resistance is reduced by rolling bodies. The roller bearing has a lower installation height than other bearings and a high load-bearing capacity. They have a relatively low rolling resistance. Roller bearings are low-maintenance and durable under normal operating conditions as they are lubricated with a long-term grease.

Like plain bearings, the roller bearing is usually used for transport equipment that is moved at low speed. The travel speed of castors equipped with a roller bearing should not exceed about 4 km/h.

Comprehensive advice on TENTE wheel bearings

We are here to provide advice so that you can find the right TENTE castors for your transport equipment. We help you to choose the optimum roller bearing or other rolling bearing to suit your requirements, so that the castors have ideal running characteristics. Along with the wheel diameter, swivel bearing and tread, the wheel bearing is one of the factors that affect the quality of the castor. Contact us to find out more!

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