Insert bearings

SKF wide inner ring insert bearings are based on the design of the 62(00) series deep groove ball bearing. They share the same materials, high precision and high quality manufacturing processes. Rings and steel balls are made of SAE 52100 bearing steel. Raceways are hardened, ground,and honed. Steel balls are a high precision grade #10. Cages are a molded, glass fiber reinforced polyamide. The standard seal is a positive contact, land riding seal with an integral trash guard.

Features, benefits and related applications

Product features
  • Designed for quick, easy and safe mounting
  • Sealed, greased and ready to mount
  • Bearings are prelubricated with an optimum fill of a long life lithium complex grease
  • Multiple sealing solutions available
  • Available in different designs, materials and sizes
  • Solid Oil available
User benefits
  • Increased productivity 
  • Reduced maintenance cost
  • High speed capabilities
  • Low noise
  • Superior protection against contamination
  • Long bearing service life
  • Strong and durable
  • Easy to install and maintain

Because of their versatility, and cost effectiveness, ball bearing units are typically found in the following applications:

  • Agricultural machinery 
  • Food and beverage processing and packaging
  • Conveyor systems
  • Material handling systems
  • Textile equipment
  • Industrial fans

Shaft locking methods

Ball bearing units

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Ball bearing units consist of a precision wide inner ring bearing assembled into a housing made of cast iron or pressed steel. Units are prelubricated and are designed to slip fit on to the shaft. Locking method is either set screw locking, eccentric self-locking or concentric. On cast iron and pressed steel units, the outside diameter of the bearing and the inside diameter of the housing are sphered, allowing the bearing to swivel within the housing to accommodate initial alignment.

There are numerous bearing and housing combinations to accommodate a diversity of mounting surfaces, load requirements, shaft sizes and dimensional requirements. Housing types include: pillow blocks, flange units, take-up units, flangette units, tapped base units and rubber cartridges. Bearings include YAR, YEL, YET and YSP series of wide inner ring bearings.

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