This section provides an overview for bearing lock nuts as well as their applications and principles. Also, please take a look at the list of 10 bearing lock nut manufacturers and their company rankings.
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A bearing lock nut is one of the parts used to secure a bearing to a shaft.
Bearings are usually used by placing the shaft inside. In doing so, it is often used to hold the width of the bearing so that the bearing does not shift from its designated position on the shaft.
Since this is not included with the bearings purchased, if necessary, it is necessary to select parts that match the specifications of the shaft and the bearing to be used.
They can also be purchased from bearing manufacturers. Nuts can also be purchased as individual items from various manufacturers.
Bearings are inserted into a housing along the outer diameter of the outer ring, and a shaft is placed in the inner diameter. To secure the bearing to the shaft, a shaft shoulder (a portion of the bearing with a larger diameter than the inner ring inner diameter) and nut are used to hold the width of the bearing from both sides.
When bearing lock nuts are used as a fixing method, a set of washers of the same size may also be used. This is mainly used as a set to improve the nut's anti-looseness function.
The shape of bearing lock nuts is a larger version of the bolt and nut (hexagonal nut on the outside) commonly used in DIY and other applications, with a circular outside and several notches in the axial direction of the outside diameter. This shape allows for an easier ability to tighten the nut with a jig and tool.
The washer used in the set is a larger version of the washers that are inserted into bolts used in DIY and other applications, but it has a convex shape like a tongue at one location on the inside of the inner diameter.
A groove is machined into the shaft where this convex shape is inserted on the surface where the washer contacts the shaft, and by inserting the convex shape into the groove, the washer and nut are prevented from rotating relative to the shaft, thereby preventing the nut from loosening.
By using the nut to position the bearing to be pressed in the axial direction and controlling the tightening torque of the nut, it is possible to control the axial force applied to bearings, such as angular contact ball bearings, etc. This type of handling is mainly used for locations where precision operation is required.
In addition, nuts with various specifications, such as surface treatment and material, are available from various manufacturers, allowing the user to select the nut that best suits the application.
*Including some distributors, etc.
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J.W. Winco was originally founded as Ganter in 1894 in Germany. Winco specializes in parts manufacturing. Parts offerings the operating parts segment including handles, adjusting, and positioning parts; clamping parts segment featuring tensioning, clamping, switching, and levers; and finally the machine parts segment with indexing, locking, mounting, connecting elements, guides, spindles, rollers, magnets, casters, and wheels. Winco’s complete catalog contains over 75,000 standard parts. Winco is also ISO 9001 certified. Winco offers free CAD downloads and technical documentation for many arts.
SKF UK is the British division of SKF, originally founded in 1907 and headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. SKF designs, develops, and manufacturers bearings, seals, lubrication systems, and services worldwide, with industrial and automotive segments, providing solutions for industries including aerospace, agriculture, transportation, food and beverage, general machinery, material handling, mining, energy, paper, and wind energy. SKF UK offers rolling bearings, mounted bearings, automotive seals, lubrication management, vehicle aftermarket services, waste electric products, and electronic equipment products as well as services including maintenance, remanufacturing, customization, and training.
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