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Robotic Bearings – Bearings for Automation

Robotic Bearings

Robotics play a significant role in the modern manufacturing environment. Automation reduces error and maximizes efficiency while freeing employees to focus on critical processes. Bolster your robotic resources with high-quality robotic bearings from Bearings Direct. Contact us today.

We are a prominent supplier of standard and custom bearings for automation and the robotics industry and manufacturers who utilize them. Our knowledgeable team can pinpoint and supply the best bearing for your application, whether you need to increase reliability or improve cleanliness, precision movements, corrosion resistance, and rotational accuracy.

Types of Robotic Bearings

A bearing constrains relative motion and reduces friction between moving parts. These highly engineered, precision-made components enable machinery to run at high speeds and carry remarkable loads with ease and efficiency. 

Integrating robotics into a manufacturing process requires significant time, training, and monetary commitment.

Selecting the right bearing requires a thorough understanding of the particular activity or machinery type. That’s where the experts at Bearings Direct come into play.

Angular Contact Bearings: These bearings can accommodate combined loads, such as simultaneously acting radial and axial loads. Angular contact bearings have inner and outer ring raceways that are displaced relative to each other in the direction of the bearing axis. The axial load carrying capacity rises as the contact angle increases. 

Radial Ball Bearings: This bearing type reduces friction and carries a load radially around its axis. It operates by using lubricated steel balls placed between two grooved rings. Radial ball bearings come in various styles, including single-row, double-row, internally self-aligning, externally self-aligning, thin-section, and inserted. 

Roller Bearings: These bearings use rolling elements to support loads and reduce friction. Roller bearings have barrel-shaped rolling elements instead of spherical balls and can support heavier loads than similarly sized ball bearings, but they can’t handle comparable speeds. Roller bearings contain inner and outer rings that house the rollers and bearing cage.

Single-Row Deep-Groove Ball Bearings: These bearings offer extreme versatility and performance. They contain deep raceway grooves and inner and outer rings with circular arcs that have slightly larger radii than the balls. Their design has a variety of advantages, including good radial load capacity, superior high-speed performance, and adequate axial load capacity. They also operated efficiently and with low noise.

Linear Bearings: Linear motion is the most common type of motion. Linear bearings promote movement in a straight line through the use of ball and roller bearings loaded onto a track that supports a surface which can be moved back and forth. They can deliver more precise motion control than spherical bearings, with less friction, helping to bear heavy loads with high rigidity and less noise.

The Importance of Choosing the Right Bearing

Bearings play a pivotal role in robotics equipment functionality. They reduce friction, enabling parts to move more smoothly and surfaces to wear less quickly. When choosing the right bearing for your application, there are many things to consider. 


  • Rate of precision
  • Noise level
  • Service life
  • Rotational accuracy 
  • Rate of speed
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Chemical resistance 
  • Industry regulations
  • Material specifications or standards 

Robotic Bearing Applications

Robots fill numerous manufacturing roles. They are commonly needed for high-volume, repetitive processes for which their speed, accuracy, and durability becomes advantageous. Some examples include: 


  • Welding
  • Loading
  • Assembly
  • Dispensing 
  • Sorting
  • Filling
  • Order fulfillment and picking
  • Inspection
  • Conveying 
  • Packaging
  • Weighing 
  • Transportation
  • Human worker assistance
  • Cleaning

Industry in Motion

Take the robotics in your facility to new performance levels with high-quality bearings from Bearings Direct. Our team meets your automated application bearing needs quickly and efficiently by combining extensive in-house inventory with expert product knowledge.

We can easily accommodate all order types, from single bearings to wholesale quantities. When partnering with us, you’ll receive the right bearing at the best price in the quickest possible time.

Contact us to learn more about our robotics application bearing solutions.