Thrust Ball Bearings and Roller Bearings

Scheerer Bearing manufactures both Ball Thrust Bearings and Roller Thrust Bearings. A thrust force or axial force is parallel to the axis of rotation. We inventory the light duty, single direction ball thrust varieties for our distributors, and we are best known for the angular contact ball thrust bearings that handle both radial and thrust loads. Our grooved race systems are designed for higher load capacities found in electric motors, pumps, and other high-speed applications. Flat race systems are also available for bearings that require minimal space at slower speeds.

Ball Thrust Bearings
We Manufacture Often

Our inventory of ball thrust bearings includes the 51102, 51107, 51106. This series of ball thrust bearings is the most common for smaller diameter models.

Large Diameter Thrust Bearings are our specialty

Large diameter thrust bearing start at 120 mm ID through 2500 mm OD. Scheerer manufactures the 512, 513, 514 series models.

Some of the information we require for custom thrust bearing design:

  • Imperial or Metric
  • Any special designs and variants (AC – NU)
  • Exact Bore dimensions B=
  • The Outer Dimensions O.D.=
  • The Width of the Outer Ring W=
  • The Dynamic Capacity C=
  • Tapered or Straight bore

Scheerer Bearing Catalog

Spherical Roller Thrust Bearings

Spherical bearings are best used when directional misalignments will likely occur. These self-aligning thrust bearings are built to accommodate heavy thrust loads. The raceways are inclined to the bearing’s axis, so they can also handle radial loads up to 50% of the thrust load. When the shaft they support takes consistent shocks, consider double row bearings that can realign the bearing to the shaft. The amount of misalignment depends on the design specifications you request. These bearings are fitted with asymmetrical barrel-shaped rollers.

Cylindrical Roller Thrust Bearings

Cylindrical roller thrust bearings are designed to support high axial loads that are parallel to the shaft. They are best used for applications that require low friction at high speeds. They have no radial load carrying capacity. Common applications are extruders, service pumps, sludge/water separation presses, and injection molding equipment to name a few.

Thrust Bearings Sealed

One of the best ways to extend your bearing life is to protect it from contaminants and harsh environmental conditions. Many clients request their bearings sealed or shielded. In Scheerer’s sealed thrust bearings the lubrication is retained longer. Most often Buna-N molded rubber is bonded to a steel insert and is then affixed to the outer ring.

Molded rubber seals 2RS and 2RU hold up well in high temperature environments (240° F). If higher temperature conditions are present (up to 400° F), we may recommend molded Viton rubber 2VS seals for your bearing protection.