Bearing type and arrangement
Each bearing type has characteristic properties that make it more or less suitable for use in a given application. Matrix 1 [PDF] gives an overview of the main bearing types (including their major features and design variants) and their degree of suitability for certain aspects of use.
This section provides information on what to consider when selecting a bearing arrangement and the types of bearing to use with it. It also provides guidelines on choosing bearing types to satisfy specific demands of an application, such as accommodating available space, loads, misalignment, and more.