Rotary Motion Products


Radial style bearings for high speeds and heavy loads

IKO manufactures a wide range of radial needle roller bearings to meet the needs of different applications and machine profiles. These include shell type bearings, needle roller cages for both general use and within engine connecting rods, and machined type needle roller bearings.

Shell Type Needle Roller Bearings

Shell type needle roller bearings are lightweight, low profile motion components designed to handle either high speeds or heavy loads, depending on the configuration. An outer ring made of high strength steel enables a streamlined profile with the lowest sectional height of all the needle roller bearings. Two types of shell style bearings are available — caged and full complement:

  • Caged bearings for high-speed rotation feature precise needle rollers, accurately guided by a cage and thrust rings.
  • Full complement bearings for heavy loads and low-speed rotation are press-fit into the housing and do not require any fixtures for axial positioning, offering an economical option for mass-produced goods.