For high axial load applications running at relatively low speeds. Single and double direction arrangements available.
Single direction thrust ball bearings take thrust loads in one direction only, they consist of a shaft washer, a housing washer and a ball and cage thrust assembly. Double direction thrust ball bearings are suitable for accommodating axial forces in both directions. They consist of one shaft washer, two housing washers and two ball and cage thrust assemblies. The housing washers and ball and cage thrust assemblies are identical to those of the single direction bearings.
Flat thrust bearings are usually fit into applications where speeds are low and the shaft is in a vertical position, common applications include: