Pillow block bearings are common bearing components that are found in various applications, serving to support a rotating shaft by acting as a pedestal. Pillow blocks are often referred to as a plummer block, and they come in the form of a mounting block assembly that is capable of housing a bearing within it. To securely mount and adjust the assembly, pillow block bearings feature mounting holes on their base. While pillow blocks themselves are fairly common to one another, they generally differ based on the bearing type that serves as the insert. In this blog, we will discuss the various insert bearing types that are featured with pillow block bearings, allowing you to better choose between the array options that are available on the market.
Bearings are machine elements that constrain relative motion to only the desired motion while reducing friction between moving parts. They’re highly-stressed and therefore extremely susceptible to wear and tear. Due to their importance, if aviation industrial bearings were to be severely damaged, there would be serious costs and losses at best, and potentially fatal results at worst. Fortunately, there are simple ways to avoid this.
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