Thrust Bearings

Thrust Ball Bearings

Designed to support mainly axial loads when there is little radial force, thrust ball bearings are typically composed of two metal housing washers and an internal ball and cage washer that allows for rotation between parts. Thrust ball bearings are most commonly found in automotive, aerospace, and marine applications.

IBSCO provides fast and economical delivery of thrust ball bearings in all of today's most dependable, popular, and versatile styles, including:

  • Ball thrust bearings
  • Tapered roller thrust bearings
  • Fluid thrust bearings

Design Advantages

Our thrust bearings are produced by the world's leading thrust bearing manufacturers to:

  • Minimize friction
  • Increase efficiency in axial loads
  • Carry moderate radial and thrust loads with a form factor that can be adapted to tight design envelopes

In addition, we offer a full selection of miniature and instrument bearings that can enhance design flexibility, providing an unmatched level of versatility and performance.

Thrust Bearing Quality assurance

IBSCO conforms its thrust ball bearing designs to special lubrication needs in a state-of-the-art Class 100 Clean Room, certified annually to ISO 14644-1 and ISO 14644-2. The Clean Room enhances ball thrust bearing performance with a full range of relubrication options, including centrifuged oil for low torque applications and vacuum impregnation to prevent leaching of oil from the lubricant. IBSCO uses precision grease packing equipment to control the level of fill within 0.5mg. if specified. Oil and grease plating techniques are used to greatly lower the torque values of traditionally grease-packed or oil-lubricated bearings.

Clean room enhancements

Clean Room enhances thrust bearing performance with:

  • Centrifuged oil lubrication
  • Vacuum impregnation of cages
  • Grease packing
  • Grease and oil plating

In addition, our commitment to quality in our thrust bearings and all of our bearings can be seen in our:

  • ISO 9001:2008 certification
  • Lot traceability practices
  • Ongoing quality control improvements

Today's Best Thrust Bearing Selection

With an extensive and fully stocked warehouse, we can ship thrust bearings fast from all of today's leading manufacturers, including: