Definitions for ball bearing
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ball bearing, needle bearing, roller bearing(noun)
bearings containing small metal balls
In engineering, a bearing assembly which uses spherical bearing balls as the rolling elements
In common usage, an individual spherical ball, usually made of steel or other hard material, suitable for use in a ball-based rolling element bearing
A ball bearing is a type of rolling-element bearing that uses balls to maintain the separation between the bearing races. The purpose of a ball bearing is to reduce rotational friction and support radial and axial loads. It achieves this by using at least two races to contain the balls and transmit the loads through the balls. In most applications, one race is stationary and the other is attached to the rotating assembly. As one of the bearing races rotates it causes the balls to rotate as well. Because the balls are rolling they have a much lower coefficient of friction than if two flat surfaces were sliding against each other. Ball bearings tend to have lower load capacity for their size than other kinds of rolling-element bearings due to the smaller contact area between the balls and races. However, they can tolerate some misalignment of the inner and outer races.
Translations for ball bearing
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- kuličkové ložiskoCzech
- rodamiento, cojineteSpanish
- roulement mécaniqueFrench
- 玉軸受, ボールベアリングJapanese
- łożysko kulkowePolish
- rolamento, rolimãPortuguese
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