The Bronze Flange Bearing: Components And Measurement

Bearings come in many different types and sizes. They perform their functions optimally when you select the right type for the application. If you plan to mount or have a bearing with an external housing, you need to consider a bronze flange bearing as the most suitable option. Such bearings have a shoulder or flange incorporated into the design. This feature serves several purposes including the ability to handle both thrust and radial loads.

Components Bronze Flange Bearings

A bushing consists of three separate parts. These are:

Inside or inner diameter (ID)
Outside or outer diameter (OD)
Width diameter (WD)

The size of a bearing will be measured according to these facets. The measurements may be in United States customary, Imperial or metric.
With flange bearings, the measurements take into consideration five distinctive but integrated components. These are:

1. ID
2. OD
3. Overall length of the bushing (OAL) – this includes the flange
4. Flange outer diameter (FLOD)
5. Flange thickness (FLTH)

In order to find out the exact measurements of a bronze flange bearing, you must proceed in sequence. It is important to measure each diameter in order starting with the ID at number one and following from one to five specifically.

By following this procedure, you can accurately obtain the correct size of the flanged bronze bearing. Be sure to give the measurements to your supplier in the right sequence. This should be identical to the order in which you took the measurements. By doing so, you are sure to obtain the correct size flange for your equipment.

Bronze Flange Bearing

If you need a new or replacement bronze flange bearing, be sure to measure it correctly before you order a new one. Always provide the measurements for the bearing in the proper order: ID


This will ensure the supplier knows exactly what type and size bearing you need to ensure your operations continue smoothly.


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