Thrust Bearings 

Thrust bearings are designed to manage thrust (axial) loads and provide high-shock-load resistance in a variety of applications. Timken offers seven basic thrust bearing types: ball, crossed roller, cylindrical, machined tapered, stamped tapered, spherical and needle.

Ball thrust bearings provide optimum performance in high-speed applications, particularly where loads are generally lighter. Timken offers standard axial (type TVB) and angular contact (types TVL and DTVL) ball thrust designs

Spherical roller thrust bearings (type TSR) are ideal for applications where conditions include heavy loads, difficulties in establishing or maintaining housing alignment and problems with shaft deflection.

Cylindrical roller thrust bearings are designed to operate under heavy loads at moderate speeds. Special design features are available for even higher rotational speeds. Types include standard (type TP) and aligning washer (type TPS).

Tapered thrust bearings include rollers that have conical sections. The bearing design ensures a true rolling motion for maximum bearing life and load-carrying capacity. Available in both standard (heavy duty, v-flat, screw down, oscillating and crossed roller) and custom designs.

Needle roller and cage thrust assemblies are designed to transmit a thrust load between two relatively rotating objects while greatly reducing friction. Ideal for automotive, agricultural and construction equipment.