LOAD IS A BIG FACTOR
There are many types of roller bearings to suit a multitude of applications and most bearing suppliers propose an in-depth selection process considering all parameters. The main reason for these different types of bearings is the variance in load requirements. There can be pure axial or radial loads or a combination of the two (diagrams four and five). This influences the required bearing type (rolling element) and contact angle formed between the rolling elements and inner and outer rings.