Linear Bearings

Linear bearings are designed to provide a free motion in one direction and are the most common type of linear slide, offering a smooth precision motion along a single axis linear design. Most commonly used within the furniture industry as a ball-bearing drawer slide.

Linear plain bearings are bearing elements for translation type motion (motion along a path). Unlike roller bearings, linear plain bearings move on a shaft or static guideway, as opposed to on movable component slides. Depending on the type of guiding system, the sliding layer is applied to the rigid or movable component.

RS Components have a great range of linear bearings ideal for most mechanical power transmission applications.

How do Linear Motion Bearings Work?

Linear Ball Bearings are housed in a linear base, with self-lubrication properties that increase reliability. Most commonly constructed from materials such as aluminium, steel and the ball bearing slides consist of two linear rows of ball bearings contained by four rods and on differing sides of the base. This low friction linear movement can be powered by either a drive mechanism or by hand.Linear plain bearings are available in a wide range of sizes and material types, suited to different applications. They come in three main configurations: closed, open and split.

Applications for Linear Bearings

Ball-bearing slide applications include delicate instrumentation, robotic assembly, cabinetry, appliances and clean room environments, which primarily serve the manufacturing industry but also the furniture, electronics and construction industries.

Linear plain bearings are resistant to shock and contamination. They offer high static load capacity and low wear and make little noise. These characteristics make them suitable for applications where the bearing position must be low maintenance or maintenance-free, or where lubrication is either impermissible or undesirable. They are found in everyday applications including:

  • Printers
  • Lab equipment
  • Thermoperformance
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Welding machines
  • Stone saws and heavy-duty cutters
  • Assembly and inspection stations
  • Seat adjustment and shock absorption

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Description Price Inner Diameter Linear Ball Bearing Type Linear Bearing Type Base to Centre Height Seals Inside Diameter Outside Diameter Length Dynamic Load Rating Static Load Rating
RS Stock No. 667-1487
Mfr. Part No.GFM-1214-07
BrandIgus
$15.19
1 Bag of 4
Bag(s)
- - Linear Plain Bearing - - 12mm 14mm 7mm - -
RS Stock No. 667-1475
Mfr. Part No.GFM-0810-05
BrandIgus
$23.90
1 Bag of 8
Bag(s)
- - Linear Plain Bearing - - 8mm 10mm 5.5mm - -
RS Stock No. 617-4602
Mfr. Part No.RJUM-01-08
BrandIgus
$23.92
Each
units
- - Linear Plain Bearing - - 8mm 16mm 25mm 960N 6720N
RS Stock No. 617-4624
Mfr. Part No.RJUM-01-10
BrandIgus
$22.19
Each
units
- - Linear Plain Bearing - - 10mm 19mm 29mm 725N 5075N
RS Stock No. 123-3850
Mfr. Part No.B160-T-005-0100-G
BrandIgus
$61.93
Each
units
- - Linear Plain Bearing - - - - 100mm - -
RS Stock No. 423-2324
Mfr. Part No.LBCT 16 A-2LS
$120.57
Each
units
- Open Linear Ball Bearing - Without Seals 16mm 26mm 36mm 1500N 1290N
RS Stock No. 284-9009
Mfr. Part No.LBBR 12
$37.28
Each
units
- Closed Linear Ball Bearing - Without Seals 12mm 19mm 28mm 695N 510N
RS Stock No. 667-1471
Mfr. Part No.GFM-0608-04
BrandIgus
$29.08
1 Bag of 10
Bag(s)
- - Linear Plain Bearing - - 6mm 8mm 4mm - -
RS Stock No. 667-1459
Mfr. Part No.GSM-1012-08
BrandIgus
$30.48
1 Bag of 10
Bag(s)
- - Linear Plain Bearing - - 10mm 12mm 8mm - -
RS Stock No. 667-1484
Mfr. Part No.GFM-1012-07
BrandIgus
$18.34
1 Bag of 6
Bag(s)
- - Linear Plain Bearing - - 10mm 12mm 7mm - -
RS Stock No. 243-8069
Mfr. Part No.FMC10
BrandPacific
$37.79
Each
units
- - Linear Plain Bearing - - 10mm 19mm 29mm - -
RS Stock No. 341-1504
Mfr. Part No.LBBR8
$29.52
Each
units
- Closed Linear Ball Bearing - Without Seals 8mm 15mm 24mm 490N 355N
RS Stock No. 284-9144
Mfr. Part No.LBBR 30-2LS
$76.45
Each
units
- Closed Linear Ball Bearing - With Seals 30mm 40mm 50mm 3150N 2700N
RS Stock No. 341-1497
Mfr. Part No.LBBR 6 A
$31.22
Each
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- Closed Linear Ball Bearing - Without Seals 6mm 12mm 22mm 335N 270N
RS Stock No. 489-3985
Mfr. Part No.R060230810
$62.51
Each
units
- Closed Linear Ball Bearing - With Seals 8mm 16mm 25mm 370N 330N
RS Stock No. 311-3480
Mfr. Part No.RJUM-01-20
BrandIgus
$33.98
Each
units
- - Linear Plain Bearing - - 20mm 32mm 45mm 2250N 15750N
RS Stock No. 667-1440
Mfr. Part No.GSM-0608-06
BrandIgus
$30.46
1 Bag of 12
Bag(s)
- - Linear Plain Bearing - - 6mm 8mm 6mm - -
RS Stock No. 712-5024
Mfr. Part No.RJ260UM-02-12
BrandIgus
$15.08
Each
units
- - Linear Plain Bearing - - 12mm 19mm 28mm 420N 2940N
RS Stock No. 667-1453
Mfr. Part No.GSM-1012-10
BrandIgus
$24.15
1 Bag of 8
Bag(s)
- - Linear Plain Bearing - - 10mm 12mm 10mm - -
RS Stock No. 311-3632
Mfr. Part No.JUM-01-12
BrandIgus
$7.37
Each
units
- - Replacement Liners - - 12mm - 31mm - -