The pillow block ball bearing is essentially an insert bearing that is based on a sealed deep groove ball bearing along with a one-piece housing. They are designed for fast, safe, and easy mounting and have a bearing seal and bearing core. For most of the bearing cores, the outermost diameter of the outer ring has an outer spherical surface. It is matched and installed with the bearing seat with a spherical inner hole.
They are usually made from cast iron, but other materials like thermoplastic, pressed steel, etc., are also used according to the requirements. They can have different sealing options and are used across multiple industries.
Types of pillow block ball bearing units
Usually, you can find two types of pillow block ball bearing units; (1) viz. solid housed bearings that are single-piece housings, and (2) split house bearings that are two-piece housings.
Applications of pillow block ball bearing units
The pillow block ball bearing units can be used across multiple industries, including:
Food and beverage processing and packaging
Material handling systems
The units are functional and used across multiple applications like:
Long shafts connecting motors
Belt drives connecting motors and pumps
Conveyor belt roller
They can also be used in go-karts, car wash systems, gym equipment, etc.