Axial deep groove ball bearings comprise shaft locating washers, housing locating washers and ball and cage assemblies. The bearings are not self-retaining; the ball and cage assembly and bearing washers can therefore be fitted separately.
In addition to the series with flat washers, series are also available with spherical housing locating washers for the compensation of static angular misalignment. These designs are normally used in conjunction with seating washers.
Axial deep groove ball bearings are available in single and double direction designs. Both designs can support high axial forces but cannot be subjected to radial loads.
Axial spherical roller bearings are single row, self-aligning roller bearings. They comprise solid shaft and housing locating washers and asymmetrical barrel rollers with cages. The cage holds together the roller and cage assembly and the shaft locating washer. The bearings can be dismantled. As a result, the bearing components can be fitted separately.