Insert Bearings

Insert Bearings are specifically designed for mounting on shafts without using adapters, lock-nuts, or shoulders. They are popular in many applications because of their versatility. Some of the industries that use these insert bearings are conveyors, food and beverage processing, and packaging to name a few. The bearing is typically locked in place. The inner ring usually extends on both sides of the bearing to provide extra shaft support.

The insert elements consist of a cage, sprags - number in relation to the shaft size - and a spring to preload the friction contact between the sprags and the mating parts.

Insert elements are not self centering and require additional bearing support for proper function.

Equipment

In addition to the insert elements we offer the GMN Roller bearings.

Select Your Insert Bearing Series

  • FE
    • Insert Element only – Sprags, Cage, & Spring
    • Requires mating shaft and housing to be hardened and ground
    • Precise design for highest torque to required space
    • 400 series for compact design, metric dimensions
    • 8000 series for higher torque ratings, English dimensions
  • FR
    • Insert element with hardened and ground bearing steel (SAE 52100) rings
    • Requires less shaft and housing preparation vs. insert elements only
    • Requires axial constraints on both sides – insert element is not locked within rings
  • FRN
    • Insert element with hardened and ground bearing steel (SAE 52100) rings
    • Requires less shaft and housing preparation vs. insert elements only
    • Requires axial constraints on both sides – insert element is not locked within rings
    • Keyway on the inner ring per DIN 6885
  • RL
    • Insert Element only – Rollers & Cage
    • Requires mating shaft and housing to be hardened and ground
    • Designed to mate and support FE 400 series clutches

  • How Insert Bearings Work On Free-Wheel Clutches there is an important influence of design of the mating parts for defining the torque capacity. Read More
  • Clutch Applications Insert elements could be found in almost all kind of industries and applications with little mounting space available. Read More
  • Installing Insert Bearings We have provided you with a set of instructions for installing our equipment. Read More


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