Axial cylindrical roller bearings, also known as cylindrical thrust bearings, are available in many versions, dimensions and sizes for general mechanical engineering.
The rollers are an important part of cylindrical thrust bearings. The geometry, referred to as the logarithmic profile, determines the optimum distribution of stress in the contact areas of the bearing. The surface maximises the formation of lubricant and optimises the rolling movement of the rollers. The benefits of these axial cylindrical roller bearings in comparison with traditional designs include enhanced operational reliability and greater insensitivity to misalignment.
Axial cylindrical roller bearings are suitable for heavy axial loads and operate at high speeds. Full-complement cylindrical bearings are suitable for very heavy radial loads at moderate speeds.