Insert Elements & Bearings | GMN Bearing USA

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


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