A bearing is a device to allow constrained relative motion between two or more parts, typically rotation or linear movement. Bearings may be classified broadly according to the motions they allow and according to their principle of operation as well as by the directions of applied loads they can handle.

The Bearings Reference Center, from Machine Design, is designed to provide design engineers with the information they need to specify or purchase bearings and bearing components including: ball bearings, linear bearings, thrust bearings, roller bearings, needle bearings, air bearings, bronze bearings, spherical bearings, pillow-block bearings, ceramic bearings, miniature bearings, graphite bearings, rotary bearings, spherical bearings and plain bearings. The Bearings 101 section includes reference information about the various types of bearings and the selection criteria and requirements used for typical mechanical engineering applications. This section is split into 4 areas: Bearing Basics, Bearing Selection Factors, Bearing Lubrication and Bearing Types. The Bearings Articles tab will point you to recent application and product articles that have appeared recently in the pages of Machine Design magazine.

We dealership lubricated high performance Structural load bearings such as Slide bearings, Support bearings, Expansion plates, Skid way plates and other related products and services. Our bearings are designed to accommodate unidirectional and Omni directional sliding movement in a single plane and to a limited angular misalignment caused by the thermal expansion, Seismic or differential forces encountered by high winds.