How to Calculate the Load of Your Bearing
One important component to selecting your spherical plain bearing is calculating the right load that is needed for your application. This is important because it ensures that your bearing won't fail and results in less time and money repairing or finding a new bearing.
To determine your spherical plain bearing load, the tangential force (F) at the pulley or sprocket of a belt or chain drive must be converted to shaft load (Ls) and then to spherical plain bearing load
The formula below will prove useful in determining tangential force (F) when the horsepower is given. Bearing example used below is a mounted pillow block.
RISKS OF NOT CALCULATING THE LOAD OF YOUR BEARING
- More maintenance
- Failure in the field
- Wasted time and money on purchasing the wrong bearing
You can find Triangle's load data in the following product resources:
- Spherical Plain Bearing Load Data: Sintered Bronze & Sintered Iron Bearing Material
- Static Load Data: Flange Mounted Bearings
- CR10018 Steel Threaded Load Data