Explaining the Differences in Motions Created by Specific Bearings and Examples of how They Move.

Name of Bearings Range of Motion Examples
Ball Bearings Around an axis, Linear, or Both Conveyer Belts
Mast Guide Bearings Depends on Application Raise and lower forklifts
Pillow Block Carry radial and thrust loads


Supports shafts
Plain and Sleeve Bearings Sliding, Linear Vehicles, moving structures
Turntable Bearings Around an axis, Linear, Lazy Susan’s, rotate trays
Thrust Bearings Thrust is parole to axis of rotation Turbines, generators
Spherical Plain Bearings Radial or Axial Mining, Heavy Moveable Structures