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Y-bearings (insert bearings)

Y-bearings, which are usually referred to as insert bearings, are based on sealed deep groove ball bearings in the 62 and 63 series, but have a convex outer ring and in most cases an extended inner ring with a certain locking device enabling quick and easy mounting onto the shaft.

Features, benefits and related applications

Product features
  • Designed for quick, easy and safe mounting
  • Sealed, greased and ready to mount
  • Multiple sealing solutions available
  • Virtually maintenance-free variants available
  • Available in different designs, materials and sizes
  • Standard and food grade greases available
  • In accordance with ISO
User benefits
  • Increased productivity
  • Reduced maintenance cost
  • Reduced environmental impact
  • Long bearing service life
  • Reduced noise and vibration levels
  • Quick, easy and safe to replace
Because of their versatility, and cost effectiveness, Y-bearings are typically found in the following applications:
  • Agricultural machinery
  • Food and beverage processing and packaging
  • Conveyor systems
  • Material handling systems
  • Textile equipment
  • Industrial fans
  • Special machinery (e.g. car wash systems, gym equipment, go-karts)

Y-bearings designs and variants

Y-bearing units

Y-bearings are available singly or as units. Y-bearing units consist of a housing, bearing and seal that is pre-assembled and greased at the factory. These ready-to-mount units can accommodate moderate initial misalignment (Demo) but normally do not enable axial displacement of the shaft. 

Y-bearings and Y-bearing units offer a simple, cost-effective solution that can provide a number of benefits. For additional information about Y-bearing units, please see below:


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