Cylindrical Roller Bearing
Cylindrical roller bearings use rollers for rolling elements, and therefore has a high load capacity. The rollers are guided by ribs on either the inner or outer ring, therefore these bearings are also suitable for high speed applications. The inner and outer rings can be separated to facilitate assembly, and both can be fit with shaft or housing tightly.
If there is no ribs, either the inner or the outer ring can move freely in the axial direction. Cylindrical roller bearings are therefore ideal to be used as so-called "free side bearings" that absorb shaft expansion.
Although the rolling elements in cylindrical roller bearings are called "cylindrical," they are not true cylinders. True cylinders would produce stress concentrations at the ends of the roller-race contact, resulting in high wear and high sensitivity to misalignment. Instead, rollers are usually crowned or end relieved.
Application Of Cylindrical Roller Bearings
Cylindrical roller bearings are used in power generation, oilfield, mining and aggregate processing, gear drives, rolling mills, machine tools, transmissions, vibration machines and as wheelset bearings for rail vehicles.