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Understanding Flange Bearings and Their Functions

Flange bearings are a type of bearing used for high dynamic loads such as those found in electric motors, turbines, and pumps. This type of bearing supports a wide range of applications, from light to heavy load conditions, and maintains excellent performance. In order to understand how flange bearings work and the different types available, here is an overview of the topic.

Types of Flange Bearings

There are two main types of flange bearings, radial flange bearings and thrust flange bearings. Radial flange bearings are designed to support radial loads, while thrust flange bearings support thrust loads on alternating directions. Here is a breakdown of the two types:

  • Radial flange bearings: They are designed to support radial loads or thrust loads in alternating directions and primarily provide radial support.
  • Thrust flange bearings: This type of bearing is suitable for heavy load applications in one direction, as they are designed to provide maximum axial support.

Features and Benefits

Flange bearings present many features and benefits that make them the perfect solution for a wide range of applications. Some of the features and benefits include:

  • High load capacity
  • Low maintenance
  • Low vibration
  • High speed capability
  • Compact design
  • Superior accuracy


Flange bearings are used in a variety of applications including industrial equipment, sport and recreation, automotive, and medical equipment. Some of the most common applications for flange bearings include:

  • Electric motors
  • Pumps
  • Fitness equipment
  • Valves
  • Milking equipment
  • Surgical equipment

Flange bearings are an excellent option for applications where high load capacity and accuracy are essential. They are easy to install, low maintenance, and can handle heavy loads without compromising on performance and accuracy.

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