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, please call in to see us or send the bearing to us with as much information about the application as possible. Refer to the contact us
page for contact details.
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.
Measure the dimensions of the bearing in the following order.
|Inside diameter or bore
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
Cylindrical roller bearings
Needle roller bearings
Tapered roller bearings
Spherical roller bearings
Bearing Version: In the catalogue for ball bearings you can then select the following versions
|Stainless steel fishing reel series
|Stainless steel fishing reel series flanged
|2RS or 2RSR
|2 Contact rubber seals
|2 Non Contact rubber seals
|ZZ or 2ZR
|2 Non contact Steel shields, low friction seals
|Larger than normal internal Clearance
Measure from outside to inside.
Circlip measurement is the nominal bore of the housing for Internal Circlips e.g. J size in MM,
and the nominal shaft diameter for External Circlips e.g. A size in MM.
External (A) Internal (J)
Rod ends are identified by size and type. Measure the inside diameter (ID) of the ball and the thread size (Generally the thread diameter is the same as the ball ID). Determine whether the rod end is a male or female type (as shown below).