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Pillow Block Bearings



Pillow block bearings are the most common type of mounted bearing, used in a wide array of industries. The outer housing is securely mounted to a surface and a rotating shaft is put in place in the bearing – allowing the shaft and bearing to rotate freely while remaining secure.

Some pillow block bearings have the bearing permanently attached to the mounted housing, while others require a separate, replaceable bearing called an insert bearing. Pillow block bearings with these insert bearings are used in fast-rotating equipment and heavy-load-bearing shafts.

The type of pillow block bearing you need depends on the equipment you have, the load it will bear, and the speed at which it will rotate. Pillow block bearings come in a variety of materials, load ratings, and different shaft sizes.

Both the housing and the bearing portions of pillow block bearings can be made from a variety of materials, like aluminum, cast iron, steel, stainless steel, or plastic. Each material is rated for different use.

It is essential for your facility’s safety, machine function, and equipment lifespan that you choose the right part for your equipment.  If you’re not sure what kind of part you need, contact us. 

Why Choose General Kinematics Bearings

While there are many suppliers of Pillow Block Bearings, General Kinematics products are unmatched in quality and durability. 

General Kinematics bearings are specifically engineered to withstand the friction of and dynamic loads produced by vibratory motion. Special seals and high-capacity tapered rollers help ensure long service life. Especially considering how a failure of even a simple ball bearing can wreak havoc on the machine, destroying the shafts and areas around it, investing in high-quality bearings becomes even more important. 

Whether or not your equipment is made by General Kinematics, our variety of pillow block bearings is the best choice for vibratory equipment parts. Many bearing sizes are available for immediate shipment or bearing conversion packages can be engineered to increase the uptime and performance of your non-GK vibratory equipment. Shop pillow block ball bearings or contact an expert to learn more about the type of part you need.

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