Tackle misalignment issues head-on with our catalogue of self-aligning roller bearings. With over 35 years of experience supplying quality bearings around Queensland, and Australia, you know you can rely on our Queensland Bearings team for expert advice and service.

We supply self-aligning roller bearings to a diverse range of Australian industries, including:

  • Automotive manufacturing and service specialists
  • Marine industries
  • Agriculture
  • Processing and manufacturing industries
  • Engineering and machinery developers
  • The STEM sector
  • Mining industries and more

We supply only the best bearings from leading manufacturers like:

  • SKF
  • Nachi
  • Koyo
  • Timken
  • IKO
  • McGill
  • Rollway and much more

Read on to learn more about self-align roller bearings and their many applications and benefits.

What is a self-aligning bearing?

A self-aligning ball bearing is designed to be used in situations where misalignment and displacement between the shaft and housing are anticipated. They are made with a spherical raceway in the outer ring, which has a centre of curvature matching the centre of the bearing.

They are used for many applications, including:

  • Industrial fans
  • Material handling machines
  • Food and beverage technologies
  • Agricultural appliances and processing machines
  • Pulp and paper machinery
  • Extractors and more

These versatile bearings can also be used anywhere misalignment is predicted or intentionally applied in an engineered design.

The benefits of self-aligning bearings

Aside from its independent self-aligning design, the main benefit of self-aligning roller bearings is that they generate less friction than any roller bearing type, which enables them to run relatively cool at very high speeds. 

Other benefits of self-aligning bearings include:

  • Working under static and dynamic misalignment
  • Low noise during operation
  • Effective high load performance
  • Ultra-efficient light-load performance

Because they keep cool at high speeds, they also have an extended life expectancy and require minimal maintenance.

Different types of self-aligning bearings

Because there are so many self-aligning ball-bearing applications, they have been designed with most roller-bearing types.

Examples of the different types of self-aligning bearings available include, but are not limited to:

  • Thrust self-aligning roller bearing
  • Angular contact self-aligning roller bearings
  • Cylindrical self-aligning roller bearing
  • Needle self-aligning roller bearings
  • Tapered self-aligning roller bearings and more

We stock all common types of self-aligning roller bearings. However, if you require something not found in our extensive catalogue, we can source it for you through our vast industry network.

Other bearing essentials

We strive to offer a total solutions bearings supply warehouse, stocking all things required for bearing installation, maintenance and replacement, including:

  • Bearing tools
  • Bearing pullers
  • Bearing seals
  • Oils and lubricants
  • Degreaser
  • Industrial cleaners and much more

Our catalogue also contains a range of other engineering and mechanical parts, including:

  • Rod ends
  • Ball screws
  • Actuators
  • Swivel hub kits
  • Gearbox kits and much more

We also provide a 24-hour emergency break-down service in the Brisbane region. To reach this service or obtain more information, call 0452 398 997.

We are the leading supplier of self-aligning bearings across Australia

For more information about our range of self-align roller bearings or any other hard-to-find bearings in our catalogue, call our helpdesk on 07 3265 3622 or head into our Zillmere warehouse just north of the Brisbane CBD, located at 2/260 Zillmere Road, Zillmere. No inquiry is too small!

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