Pillow Block Bearings
Rest easy with a premier pillow block and roller bearing supplier. These bearings offer a supporting pedestal to secure a rotating shaft. Thanks to our inventory of over 6 million parts, our team at Baker Bearing Company is confident we can offer the dynamic options you need for your facility. Discover how to compare pillow block bearings and the advantages of choosing our company as your trusted bearing supplier.
The Purpose of a Pillow Block
While the general purpose of a pillow block bearing is, as with all bearings, to carry a load with minimal friction, this type features a mounting bracket to secure the bearing. The exterior of the bearing doesn’t rotate, but the ball and cage design allows the inner race to rotate freely. This results in a bearing that is secured to a foundation and capable of handling light load and low torque demands.
Types of Pillow Block Bearings
Work with your ball bearings supplier to determine the best type of pillow block bearings for your application. Whether you choose split or unsplit pillow blocks, Baker Bearing Company offers the options you need from major manufacturers around the globe.
In addition to these two basic types, pillow blocks are further categorized based on their size and the materials used in their manufacturing. Here are factors to consider when properly sizing pillow block bearings:
- Shaft height
- Haft diameter
- Shaft size
- Maximum load capacity
- Maximum speed
Your bearing distributor can help you compare common materials used in manufacturing. Typically, pillow block bearings use M50 tool steel, 52100 chrome steel, or 440C stainless steel. The material choice affects the lifespan of the bearing, overall weight, cost, and heat resistance, so it’s important to select a competitive option for your project.
Your roller bearing supplier offers ball, roller, and pillow block bearings for your industry. Review these examples of industry-specific options available from Baker Bearing Company:
From conveyor belts to ventilation systems, ensure shafts are supported and bearings roll freely thanks to the correct pillow block bearings. An inefficient roller can quickly cause equipment failures due to corrosion or excessive friction.
Source Quality Components From Your Roller Bearing Supplier
Contact us at Baker Bearing Company to see why we’re a trusted roller bearing supplier in the United States. Explore our extensive inventory and work with our team to identify the optimal pillow block bearings to keep your equipment supported and operating efficiently.
Baker Bearing supplies durable high-quality bearings provided by our trusted partners. Contact us to learn more about our partnership with SKF, Timken, FAG, Barden Precision Bearings, Browning, Cooper Fafnir, IKO, Kaydon, Koyo, Link-Belt, McGill, MRC, NSK, NTN, Rexnord, RNP, Seal Master, Thomson, and IR Torrington.