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Ball Bearings: Thrust Ball Bearings

Thrust ball bearings are bearing packages specially designed for taking large axial thrust loads delivered by the shaft. The balls are installed in a cage, or rotating washer, prior to installation in the raceway of the bearing. Thrust ball bearings are available for single direction or double direction loads and the design of the outer housing often includes an aligning seat to account for initial shaft misalignment.