Type TVL thrust ball bearings provide exceptionally low friction, cool running and quiet operation at high speeds and also are less sensitive to misalignment. We designed TVLs for thrust loading, but it will also accommodate some radial loading.

Size range:

228.6 mm to 1371.6 mm (9 in. to 54 in.)

Design Attributes:

  • Precision ground and lapped steel balls are enclosed by hardened and ground steel races and separated by a bronze cage.
  • Other materials may be specified as required to suit specific application needs.


  • Fluid control valves
  • Machine tool tables and spindles
  • Oil and gas rotary tables