Power Transmission Engineering E-mail Newsletter 2017-06-06

Induced Axial Load

Induced Axial LoadEvery bearing that has a non-zero contact angle will generate an axial load as a radial load is applied. This generated load is referred to by a few different names, i.e. — generated axial force, calculated thrust load, or as I first learned it — induced axial load (IAL). The concept is fairly simple; in contact ball bearings or tapered roller bearings, the ball or roller is sitting at an angle. When you add a radial load, you are trying to push the roller down the hill. This generates an axial component that can be substantial.

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You will notice when it's too late

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The Gear Industry's Information Source

The Gear Industry's Information Source

To really learn about gears, you have to go to the source. The Gear Industry's Information Source, that is. Since 1984, Gear Technology has provided top-notch technical articles, features and news, including our popular Back-to-Basics series, Ask the Expert and more.

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