Needle roller bearings
Needle roller bearings are roller bearings with cylindrical rollers which are thin and long in relation to their diameter. They are referred to as needle rollers. In spite of their low cross section the bearings have a high load carrying capacity and are thus extremely suitable for bearing arrangements where radial space is limited.
Needle roller and cage assemblies are ready-to-mount, self-contained bearing arrangement components. They enable bearing arrangements to be produced which have high load carrying capacity and stiffness and require a minimum of radial space if the shaft and housing bore can serve as raceways and have the same hardness and surface finish as bearing rings. If the raceways are made with increased accuracy, bearing arrangements with high running accuracy can be achieved.