Needle Roller Bearings

At IBSCO, we offer an extensive inventory, fully stocked warehouse and international sourcing capabilities of sealed and unsealed needle roller bearings in a wide variety of diameters and designs for any custom or high-performance applications. Needle roller bearings refer to roller bearings with small cylindrical rollers. These bearings can withstand a high radial load carring capacity due to a large amount of rolling elements.

Difference Between Radial & Thrust Needle Bearings

Needle roller bearings can be radial or thrust bearings. The difference is dependent of the load that is being supporting by the bearing. Radial needle bearings are cylindrival and the rollers that are used are positioned parallel to the axis of the shaft. Thrust needle bearings, however, are flat and use a radial pattern of needles.

We offer:

  • Radial needle bearings
    • Cylindrical
    • Rollers operate parallel to shaft's rotational axis
  • Thrust needle bearings
    • Flat
    • Needles situated along the radius
  • Light and heavy-duty styles

Benefits of Needle Bearings

Needle roller bearings possess many benefits making them a common and preferred bearing type for many industrial and automotive applications. The largest benefit of needle roller bearings is the ability to handle relatively high load capacities in such a compact design. Additionally, needle bearings can function at high speeds and have low vibration and noise levels.

Needle roller bearings are used in many applications because of their ability to reduce the friction of a rotating surface. Specifically, a few of the applications using needle bearings include:

  • Pumps
  • Rotors
  • Compressors
  • Pivots
  • Transmissions
  • Mill equipment
  • Miscellaneous machinery

Quality and service

At IBSCO, we ensure quality needle roller bearings through our ISO 9001:2008 certification and extensive in-house lot traceability practices.

And our service can't be beat. With a diverse and large inventory, we can deliver faster than most manufacturers-- often shipping within a week.