Bearing Identification

 
 
All sizes on this site are listed as ID X OD X W as outlined below
Bearings can usually be identified easily using one of the below methods.
If you are unable to identify your bearing we are able to assist.
  • call in to see us
  • send the bearing to us with as much information about the application as possible.
  • Email us a photo of the bearing with as much information about the application as possible
Refer to the contact us page for contact details.
 
Equipment manuals may clearly identify the bearings required with a part number. This part number can then be searched for in our online catalogue.
Most bearings have clearly marked designations on the side face of the inner or outer ring. For sealed bearings this designation is often on the seal. This number can then be searched for in our on line catalogue.
Where no part number is available Identification can also be made using the following steps.
 

 

Measurement 

Measure the dimensions of the bearing in the following order

Bearing Dimensions
ID Inside diameter or bore
OD Outside diameter
W Width
 
These measurements can then be entered in the search box (e.g. 30X62X16)  
You may be presented with several types and variations of bearings with the same size.
You will then need to complete the following two steps:
Establish the type of bearing
Establish what further specification you require e.g. seals, shields, taper bore etc
 
The bearing type diagrams and prefix/suffix information below may help you determine which is correct.  
For further information on bearings specifications please see our range of product and manufacturer catalogues

 

Bearing Type

Ball bearings


Cylindrical roller bearings

cylind


Needle roller bearings
needle

Tapered roller bearings

taperd

Spherical roller bearings

spherical



Bearing Version: In the catalogue for ball bearings you can then select the following versions
Prefix
SS Stainless steel
SSR Stainless steel fishing reel series
SSFR Stainless steel fishing reel series flanged
   
Suffix
2RS or 2RSR 2 Contact rubber seals
VV 2 Non Contact rubber seals
ZZ or 2ZR 2 Non contact Steel shields, low friction seals
C3 Larger than normal internal Clearance
 

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