Specialized Bearings – Importance of A Thrust Bearing
Specialized Bearings – Thrust Bearing
These bearings are made to handle oversized loads or combo radial or axial loads. The thrust bearings usually carry the straight axial loads. There is no limit as to what these bearings can handle.
This diagram shows a cutaway view of a thrust bearing. Has three parts.
The shaft is the first part it has a collar or runner, the second part is attached. The third part is the thrust bearing surface. The shaft and collar turn, it is held up by the lubricant film. It is quite common that these bearings get put in water.
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