NTN Ball Bearings

Stainless steel made NTN Ball Bearings are accessible in different diameters, thicknesses, and design based choices. This entire product range has been designed to suit specific application requirements of different industries. High temperature proof version of NTN Ball Bearings is suitable for extreme operating conditions. These grease lubricated ball bearings boost the performance of various industrial and household electric appliances. Thin walled variant of these NTN series ball bearings is especially suitable to be used for equipment with limited installation space. Minimal friction rate, low noise movement, energy-saving capacity, and space-saving design are some of the key features of this product range.

NTN High Temperature Bearings

Backed by its unique experience in the bearing field, the NTN-SNR group has developed a range of ball bearings that survive under extreme operating conditions. Indeed, new equipment is often subjected to ever increasing speed and/or operating temperature requirement NTN-SNRs High Temperature range now broadens the technical range of solutions provided to meet the greatest variety of applications

Application examples:

Electric motors, textile machines, ac generators, heating pumps, refrigeration systems, industrial ventilation, Heater units / fan assemblies, Driers, Alternators, Hi temperature ovens and kilns, couplings, dryers, compressors, trucks used in kilns for brick making, in furnaces for the ceramic industry, in rollers in working conditions at elevated temperatures in the steel manufacturing industry, aluminium manufacturing, glass manufacturing, Steel industry, Etc.

Design features.

To meet the most stringent requirements, the TOPLINE range benefits from all of SNRs latest technological innovations:
  • Optimized internal geometry, with tighter tolerances and greater precision.
  • Heat treatment adapted to operating conditions.
  • Lubrication with grease selected to enhance operating performance.

Two possible types of protection: 

Seals: highly effective against outside contamination and temperature, with a seal made of viton.

Shields: suitable for higher speeds of rotation, more cost effective

  • Large radial clearance: Clearance is sufficient to compensate for differential thermal expansion between the inner and outer rings of the bearing and/or surrounding parts.
  • Heat treatment with stabilization temper.
  • Pressed steel cage.
  • Recessed markings on both rings. Marking maintains proper identification of bearings at all times regardless of operating conditions

Extreme conditions, extreme controls

  • The NTN-SNR have focused on this critical criterion through consideration of:
  • Physical/chemical characteristics: upper and lower operating limits, drop point, extreme pressure properties, etc.
  • Mechanical features: stability at various temperatures, in the presence of water, high temperature capabilities, resistance at high speed and/or low torque
  • Proven performance under actual operating conditions. NTN-SNR has worked with the largest industrial manufacturers. A guarantee of reliability

Bearing Considerations for High-Temperature Applications

  • If your bearings cant stand the heat, your high-temperature applications can be in trouble. Extreme heat can have many adverse effects on bearings, which can put applications in high-temperature environments at risk without proper heat stabilization, which includes everything from rolling mills to chains that pass through an oven.
  • Traditional bearings supplied can typically operate in temperatures up to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Any temperatures higher than that can negatively impact the efficiency and effectiveness of those bearings through a wide variety of problems.
  • Potential Heat Issues for Bearings

Additional Wear and Tear

Over time, excess heat can change the microstructure of the steel causing a reduction in the estimated life of the bearing. The friction created when a bearing rotates creates heat, which can make an already hot environment even more extreme. The resulting heat can cause a myriad of problems and can change natural wear and tear into unnatural wear, ruining your bearing in the process.


Heat causes metal to expand, which can create warping issues. When the metal in a bearing expands, it can reduce the clearance between the ball and the raceways. This change in clearance can cause the bearing to tighten, which can eventual force it to seize up and fail.

Improper Seals

Like the rest of the bearing, seals need to be stabilized to survive extreme temperatures. Traditional rubber seals are only rated for certain temperatures, so extreme temperature can render these seals useless without the proper material or stabilization. This can also cause bearing grease to purge the oil which can and migrate onto other components. Depending on the application, this can be an unwanted side effect, especially if the grease falls onto new products.

Improper Grease

  • Like seals, special greases are required for high-temperature environments. Standard greases are effective up to 300 degrees, but will purge all oils leaving a dried-up soap base in hotter conditions. Without that grease, bearings are subject to more friction, leading to even increased wear and shorter life.
  • Bearing Considerations for High-Temperature Environments
  • There are some considerations to make when choosing heat-treated bearings.

Lower RPMs

As we mentioned before, the natural friction caused by rotation creates heat. Heat stabilized bearings combat this by operating at a lower RPM than their standard bearing counterparts. As a result, you will want to consider the RPMs for your high-temperature bearing options to make sure they match the needs of your applications. Some bearing manufacturers offer multiple versions of the same bearing so that you can pick and choose which temperature range best matches your application.

Softer Metals

  • As you modify the heat treatment for the appropriate temperature range the hardness of the steel with be reduced to stabilize the steel. Traditional bearings that are rated for up to 300 degrees have a Rockwell hardness range of 60 to 64. The hardness rating will be adjusted based upon operating temperatures for heat- stabilized bearings. With lower steel hardness the potential for increased wear is greater at higher speeds, so keep that in mind when selecting your high-temperature bearing solutions.
  • Due to the need for heat stabilized steels, finding a bearing with proper load support is also crucial. The higher the operating temperature inherently support lower loads, so alternate solutions may be necessary. One suggestion is switching to a material with a higher natural temperature range. For example, a 440 stainless steel bearing can be used to meet higher load needs when a heat-treated chrome bearing isnt enough.

Find the Right Bearings for Your Applications

Like many types of bearing failure, overheating is avoidable when you choose the right product for your applications. High-temperature bearings allow your applications to operate as they should in extreme environments, saving you from spending time and money on costly maintenance and repairs.

NTN Deep Groove Ball Bearing

Prioritise performance and choose from among a range of more than 10,000 active part numbers. Ranging from bore diameters of 1.5mm to 1,320mm, the range of NTN-SNR ball-bearings is one of the broadest and most comprehensive on the market.

We offer a wide range of options, such as: 

  • Materials
  • Heat treatment and surface treatments
  • Cages
  • Sealing including shields, contact seals, non-contact seals and low torque seals, for uniform designs throughout the entire dimensional range
  • Angle of contact
  • Internal clearance
  • Preload
  • lubrication
  • Pairing
  • Conical or cylindrical bore
  • Enlarged inner ring


Focus on the range of NTN-SNR ball-bearings

All types of ball-bearings are available:

  • Deep-groove ball-bearings, including miniatures: 1.5mm to 1,320mm bore
  • Double-row radial contact bearings: series 4xxx
  • Single-row angular contact bearings, including 4 points of contact: contact angles of 40degree and 30degree, steel, polyamide or solid brass cages. Bearings can be universal and pairable, with internal clearance or preload.


Double-row angular contact bearings:

  • open version with 25degree angle: steel cage, series 5xxxS or polyamide cage series 3xxxA
  • open version with 32degree angle and filling slot: series 3xxxS 
  • waterproof version with 25degree angle: steel or polyamide cage, series 5xxx


Self-aligning ball-bearings:

  • series 12xx, 13xx, 22xx and 23xx from 10mm to 110mm bore, available with cylindrical or conical bore and seals
  • series 112xx and 113xx with extended inner ring


Thrust ball bearings: series 511xx, 512xx, 513xx and 514xx


NTN Miniature Ball Bearings

Miniature Ball bearings are sometimes referred to as instrument bearings or micro bearings which are very small machined components. These small bearings have an outside diameter of less than 3/8 inch (9.525 mm) or are small bearings with an outside diameter less than or equal to 1/2 inch ( 12.7 mm) having a ration of outside diameter to inside diameter equal to or less than two.

Miniature ball bearings are available in inch and metric sizes. With various design like open, sealed, shielded, flanged, with locating snap ring, with extended inner ring and thrust miniature ball bearing. Miniature ball bearings are useful in a wide variety of applications, including (but not limited to): 

  • Fan motors
  • Spindle motors
  • Stepping motors
  • Rotary encoders
  • Dental handpieces
  • Drills
  • Medical devices
  • Flow meters
  • Fuel controls
  • Gyros, synchros and servos
  • Cryogenic coolers


Challenges of Miniature Ball Bearings

  • Miniature ball bearings are highly engineered components that lower friction and enhance the operational life of the equipment. If attention is not paid to these small sized bearings, maintenance and flexibility can become challenges.
  • The bearings must be maintained on a regular basis, so that they can maintain a smooth operation with a long life. The bearings must be lubricated regularly. The options for these small bearings can be hard to find, making it challenging to complete a working project. To eliminate these challenges, work with a supplier that has the options you need.


NTN Thin Wall Ball Bearings

Thin Section - Deep groove ball bearings Thin Section Ball Bearings were developed for applications where space limitations are of the utmost importance. As the name implies, the difference between the inside and outside diameters of the rings has been minimised or thinned out. Of course, this comes at a price by compromising load capacities. However, these bearings can still accommodate a relatively light radial thrust or combined loads. Section Deep groove ball bearing are available in open type bearings, shield (ZZ) or seals (LLU & LLB)

Thin section ball bearings are suitable for applications where the space between the shaft and the housing is limited and a normal deep groove ball bearing or a normal angular contact ball bearing cannot be used.

Features of Thin Section Deep Groove Ball Bearing

  • Light weight.
  • Small size
  • Low friction       
  • Low noise precision bearings
  • Space saving
  • Weight reduced
  • Save energy
  • Create space
  • Increase design flexibility
  • Good rotation accuracy


Perform Well in High-Speed Application.

For industry, for motors,  for vacuum cleaner motors,  for machine tools, for paper machines, transmission,  automotive,  for gearboxes,  for generators,  for home appliances



NTN Ball Bearing

Insulated Ball Cylindrical Roller Bearing is unmatched in terms of design and performance. The roller bearing is an extremely resilient and ruggedized mechanical component. It is used to help reduce the friction and noise produced in the rotating parts of the system. Owing to its high build quality, unmatched strength, and longevity, we are seeing a huge demand for the Insulated Ball Cylindrical Roller Bearing in the marketplace.

Electrical pitting often occurs in bearings used in electrical equipment, such as motors and power generators, as a result of current leakage. An electrical current present near a bearing can flow through the bearing, causing the current to arc between the rolling elements and the rolling surface. The arc created will elevate the temperature of the steel at the arc point and change the material structure of the steel, ultimately leading to bearing failure. This electrical pitting can be prevented with coated bearings or ceramic hybrid bearings.


NTNs MEGAOHM Series of insulated bearings has been specifically designed to counteract electrical pitting. These bearings are available in both ceramic and resin versions that are suited to a variety of applications. Coating the outer ring of the bearing provides a barrier (capable of resisting at least 100 Megaohms and up to 2000 Megaohms at 500 VDC) against any stray currents that would pass through the bearing.

MEGAOHM Series bearings are featured as OEM equipment on wind turbine generators, traction motors for railway cars and variable speed electric motors in wastewater treatment facilities.


  • For especially problematic applications, NTN offers ceramic hybrid bearings. Using conventional steel inner and outer rings, silicon nitride rolling elements provide excellent electrical insulation while reducing rotating mass and improving heat dissipation.
  • The unique properties of ceramic rolling elements can also extend service life and extend grease intervals.
  • Ceramic hybrid bearings are gaining popularity in the wind energy industry, where service access is difficult and conditions especially harsh.


  • Alternators
  • Blowers
  • Compressors
  • Fans
  • Machine Tools
  • Power Tools
  • Pumps
  • Rolling Mills
  • Turbines 

NTN Angular Contact Ball Bearings

NTN Angular Contact Ball Bearings has been designed to adjust combined loads thereby simultaneously working on axial load and radial load. Each time the contact angle of the bearing increases, the load carrying capacity of the product also increases. We are into the domain for long, and thus have extensive knowledge of the product. Our professional approach towards dealing with client requirement has enabled us to provide high quality product in specification with the customers' needs.

Key Features 

  • Long life
  • High load bearing capacity
  • Corrosion resistant polish
  • Excellent finish

In these ball bearings, the direct line that connects the inner ring, balls, and outer ring has a given angle in the radial direction (the contact angle).

This angle is generally designed with three kinds of contact angle. i.e., 15 degree  (C type), 30 degree (A type) & 40 degree (B type)

These bearings can bear axial loads, but because of the contact angle cannot be used singly and must be used in pairs or combinations.



  • High Quality Steel  Ultra clean steel to extend bearing life.
  • Advanced Grease Technology  Lubricants that can extend grease life and performance.
  • High Grade Balls  Quiet and smooth operation even at high speed.
  • Super Finished Raceways  Specially honed to minimise noise and improve lubricant distribution and life.
  • Contact Angle  Offered in 15, 30 and 40 degree angles.
  • Cages  Available in a range of Polyamide, steel and brass cage assemblies.


Duplex angular contact ball bearings are bearings combining two or more angular ball bearings in back-to-back arrangement, face-to-face arrangement, or tandem arrangement.

Face-to-face duplex (DF) or back-to-back duplex (DB) bearings can bear axial loads in both directions. Back-to-back duplex bearings have a higher moment load bearing capacity than face-to-face duplex bearings. Tandem duplex bearings can bear a larger single-direction axial load than single bearings.

Four-point contact ball bearings

These are angular contact ball bearings with the inner ring divided into two. When the outer ring and inner ring are pushed in the radial direction, the balls make contact with the inner ring and outer ring at four points. One bearing is able to bear an axial load from both directions, and can be used in a two-point contact state under a general pure axial load or under a composite load with large axial load.

Double-row angular contact ball bearings


  • These have a structure that arranges single row angular contact ball bearings as back-to-back duplex (DB) bearings, uniting both the inner ring and outer ring.
  • They are able to bear radial loads and bi-directional axial loads, with ability to bear moment loads as well.
  • Both seal-type and shield-type bearings are available, with rated loads differing from open types.


NTN Self Aligning Ball Bearings

Self Aligning Ball Bearings

We have a ready stock of NTN Self Aligning Ball Bearings that has been exclusively designed to withstand both axial and radial loads. Our product is epitome of quality, as it has been sourced from the reputed manufacturers of the market. Our team of supervisors and technicians test the product on various parameters of quality before being served to the customers. We are highly professional in our work and we make sure that each of our product are in compliance with the market norms. Apart from the above, our products are available at competitive prices. 

  • Long life 
  • High performance
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Robust construction

These ball bearings have a spherical surface with a point at which the center of the outer ring track surface matches the center of the bearing, and the inner ring has a two-row track groove.

Self-aligning ball bearings are particularly suitable for misalignment applications where mounting accuracy is difficult to guarantee or where shaft deflection may cause misalignment.

The balls, cage, and inner ring are able to tilt freely to a degree with respect to the outer ring, and rotate. As such, misalignment caused by processing errors in the axis or housing, or by mounting of the bearing, is automatically corrected.

However, as the capacity to bear axial loads is not so great, the bearings are not suited to locations with large axial loads.

The bearings are often used in applications such as drive shafts, as mounting and un-mounting are easy if an adapter is used for bearings with tapered bore calibers.

Features and Benefits:


  • High quality steel - Ultra clean steel helps extend bearing life extended up to 80%
  • Pressed steel and polyamide cages available
  • Advanced Grease Technology - Lubricants that can extend grease life and performance
  • High grade balls - Smooth and quiet operation even at high speeds
  • Super Finished Raceways - Refined to minimize noise and improve lubricant life and distribution


Can they interchange with standard ball bearing assemblies?

Depending on the series, most self-aligning bearings can be interchanged with standard ball bearing assemblies. (6200 and 6300 have direct interchanges with the 1200 and 1300 series). However, if this is not possible, the self-aligning bearing may be wider or can have a tapered bore

Self-aligning Ball Bearing vs Basic Ball Bearing

Self-aligning ball bearings are usually composed of an outer ring with a spherical raceway, a double raceway inner ring, two rows of steel balls and a cage. The inner ring with two rows of steel balls and the cage can swing at a certain angle along the outer ring spherical raceway. Compared with ordinary ball bearings, this allows self-aligning linear ball bearings to work normally even when the shaft is slightly misaligned (approximately 0.07 to 0.12 radian (4 to 7 degrees) under normal loads) with respect to the bearing housing. Therefore, it is especially suitable for the application of misalignment caused by component structure that is difficult to ensure installation accuracy or shaft deflection, and solves the problem that ordinary ball bearings need to be accurately aligned, and can be used in many scenes that are difficult to accurately align. However, under the premise of not achieving precise alignment, although self-aligning ball bearings can operate normally, they cannot adapt to excessively fast working speeds. Therefore, compared with ordinary ball bearings, self-aligning ball bearings are usually used in occasions where the speed is not high, the requirements for noise and vibration are not high, and the installing and the un-installing are difficult.

Choice and Installation of Self-aligning Ball Bearing

We usually choose the bearing products according to the specific application, like the load, speed and space constraints, etc. But when choosing a self-aligning ball bearing, we not only need to choose it according to the load, speed and space constraints of the application scenario, but also need to consider the amount of misalignment and shaft deflection. The basic design of a self-aligning ball bearing has a cylindrical hole, or in some size ranges, a tapered hole. We usually will choose to heat the bearing before installing it. However, if the bearing needs to be cold-mounted in special circumstances, the installation tool must be a special sleeve tool to ensure that the installation force will not be transmitted through the steel ball during the installation process, so that the steel balls and raceways will not be damaged during the installation process. If the bearing has a tapered hole, it can also be installed using a two-step hydraulic drive method.


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