Spherical roller thrust bearings
Spherical roller thrust bearings are suitable to accommodate radial loads in addition to simultaneously acting axial loads, because of the load is transmitted from one raceway to the other at an angle to the bearing axis. The other important character of spherical roller thrust bearing is its self-aligning capability. This makes the bearings insensitive to shaft deflection and misalignment of the shaft relative to the housing.
According to the different size and series, SKF spherical roller thrust bearings are produced in two designs. Bearings up to and including size 68 identified by the designation suffix E have a pressed steel window-type cage which, with the rollers, forms a non-separable assembly with the shaft washer. All other bearings have a machined brass or steel cage which is guided by a sleeve held in the shaft washer bore . The shaft washer and cage with rollers form a non-separable unit.