Ball Bearings

A ball bearing is a rolling bearing used within the power transmission industry which features metal balls between a rotating or oscillating shaft and outer ring. With applications in everything from bicycle wheels to aerospace engineering, ball bearings are designed to reduce rotational friction while supporting radial loads. Incorporating a rolling element that guarantees a low coefficient of friction, ball bearings ensure smooth and uninterrupted rotation of, for example, an axle or motor shaft.


The only way for a ball bearing to operate efficiently or at high speeds is with the right lubrication which can work at high temperatures. The correct oil or grease lubricant has to be used with each bearing depending on its nominal lifespan and load.


Types of Ball Bearings


Ball bearings are available in open and sealed versions, depending on the environmental requirements. They are also available in a range of diameters, supplied in metric sizes. Types include:



  • Deep-groove ball bearings for when higher load capacity is required

  • Angular Contact ball bearings

  • Single-row ball bearings are the most common

  • Linear ball bearings

  • Miniature ball bearings

  • Radial deep groove ball bearing

  • Self-aligning ball bearings used with long shafts

  • Thrust ball bearings

  • Ceramic bearings resistant to corrosion and very little lubrication

  • Shielded bearings

  • Double row bearings have two rows

  • Caged bearings secure the balls


Ball bearings are used in objects with moving parts and have many applications. These include quite specific uses such as in computer fans, watches, gearboxes and children's toys.


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Description Price Inside Diameter Outside Diameter Ball Bearing Type Race Width End Type Flange Outside Diameter Number of Rows Static Load Rating Material Ball Material Cage Material Race Material Race Type Dynamic Load Rating
RS Stock No. 618-9957
Mfr. Part No.608-2RS
BrandRS PRO
$4.44
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8mm 22mm Miniature 7mm Sealed - 1 1.379kN Steel - - - Plain 3.293kN
RS Stock No. 619-0317
Mfr. Part No.6203-2RS
BrandRS PRO
$7.05
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17mm 40mm Deep Groove 12mm Sealed - 1 4.75kN Steel - - - Plain 9.56kN
RS Stock No. 893-7323
Mfr. Part No.SS608-2RS
BrandRS PRO
$6.24
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8mm 22mm Deep Groove 7mm Sealed - 1 882N Stainless Steel - - - Plain 2.111kN
RS Stock No. 619-0036
Mfr. Part No.608-2Z
BrandRS PRO
$4.44
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8mm 22mm Miniature 7mm Shielded - 1 1.379kN Steel - - - Plain 3.293kN
RS Stock No. 618-9884
Mfr. Part No.623-2Z
BrandRS PRO
$3.81
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3mm 10mm Miniature 4mm Shielded - 1 219N Steel - - - Plain 631N
RS Stock No. 619-0323
Mfr. Part No.6804-2RS
BrandRS PRO
$8.62
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20mm 32mm Deep Groove 7mm Sealed - 1 1.5kN Steel - - - Plain 2.7kN
RS Stock No. 893-7313
Mfr. Part No.SS606-2RS
BrandRS PRO
$6.90
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6mm 17mm Deep Groove 6mm Sealed - 1 604.8kN Stainless Steel - - - Plain 1627.2kN
RS Stock No. 619-0452
Mfr. Part No.6805-2RS
BrandRS PRO
$9.77
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25mm 37mm Deep Groove 7mm Sealed - 1 2.6kN Steel - - - Plain 4.36kN
RS Stock No. 618-9935
Mfr. Part No.627-2RS
BrandRS PRO
$5.07
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7mm 22mm Miniature 7mm Sealed - 1 1.379kN Steel - - - Plain 3.287kN
RS Stock No. 619-0159
Mfr. Part No.6802-2RS
BrandRS PRO
$6.52
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15mm 24mm Deep Groove 5mm Sealed - 1 800N Steel - - - Plain 1.56kN
RS Stock No. 893-7477
Mfr. Part No.SS61903-2RS
BrandRS PRO
$15.20
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17mm 30mm Deep Groove 7mm Sealed - 1 2.08kN Stainless Steel - - - Plain 3.68kN
RS Stock No. 619-0121
Mfr. Part No.6001-2RS
BrandRS PRO
$5.43
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12mm 28mm Deep Groove 8mm Sealed - 1 2.36kN Steel - - - Plain 5.07kN
RS Stock No. 619-0654
Mfr. Part No.6205-2Z
BrandRS PRO
$8.59
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25mm 52mm Deep Groove 15mm Shielded - 1 7.8kN Steel - - - Plain 14kN
RS Stock No. 619-0418
Mfr. Part No.6204-2Z
BrandRS PRO
$7.63
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20mm 47mm Deep Groove 14mm Shielded - 1 6.55kN Steel - - - Plain 12.7kN
RS Stock No. 619-0345
Mfr. Part No.6004-2RS
BrandRS PRO
$6.28
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20mm 42mm Deep Groove 12mm Sealed - 1 5kN Steel - - - Plain 9.63kN
RS Stock No. 619-0171
Mfr. Part No.6002-2RS
BrandRS PRO
$5.58
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15mm 32mm Deep Groove 9mm Sealed - 1 2.85kN Steel - - - Plain 5.59kN
RS Stock No. 619-0446
Mfr. Part No.6005-2RS
BrandRS PRO
$7.91
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25mm 47mm Deep Groove 12mm Sealed - 1 6.55kN Steel - - - Plain 11.2kN
RS Stock No. 618-9979
Mfr. Part No.6800-2RS
BrandRS PRO
$5.07
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10mm 19mm Deep Groove 5mm Sealed - 1 585N Steel - - - Plain 1.38kN
RS Stock No. 618-9913
Mfr. Part No.626-2RS
BrandRS PRO
$5.07
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6mm 19mm Miniature 6mm Sealed - 1 896N Steel - - - Plain 2.336kN
RS Stock No. 619-0143
Mfr. Part No.6201-2RS
BrandRS PRO
$5.35
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12mm 32mm Deep Groove 10mm Sealed - 1 3.1kN Steel - - - Plain 6.89kN
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