Axial cylindrical roller bearings
Axial cylindrical roller bearings have a high axial load carrying capacity, are extremely rigid and can support axial forces in one direction. Axial cylindrical roller bearings have a greater load carrying capacity than axial needle roller bearings with the same bearing diameter.
Axial cylindrical roller bearings are particularly suitable where:
high axial and shock locks occur in one direction and no radial loads are present
the load carrying capacity of comparable axial deep groove ball bearings is no longer sufficient
the axial space available is only very small
the bearing parts can or must be mounted separately.
Axial cylindrical roller bearings are available as:
complete single and double row bearings
individual bearing parts for combination, comprising axial cylindrical roller and cage assembly, housing locating washer and shaft locating washer; bearing washers can be used as an alternative to the housing and shaft locating washer).
The use of complete axial cylindrical roller bearings is then advisable if, for example, high speeds occur and the bearing washers must therefore be centred precisely.
If the available axial space is small, it may be helpful to integrate the axial cylindrical roller and cage assembly directly in the adjacent construction. The running surfaces for the rolling elements must therefore be produced as rolling bearing raceways.