Insert bearings (Y-bearings)

Y-bearing with a tapered bore on an adapter sleeve
Insert bearings (SKF Y-bearings) are based on sealed deep groove ball bearings in the 62 and 63 series, but have a convex outer ring and in most cases an extended inner ring with a specific locking device, enabling quick and easy mounting onto the shaft.

Industry offers to meet your specific challenges

Find the suitable locking method

Bearing features

  • Quick and easy to mount
    The different locking methods enable quick and easy mounting of insert bearings onto the shaft.
  • Accommodate initial misalignment
    The spherically shaped outside surface enables initial misalignment by tilting in the housing (fig. 1).
  • Long service life
    The different sealing solutions available provide a long service life for a wide variety of applications with high contamination levels.
  • Reduced noise and vibration levels
    Where high requirements on noise and vibration levels are important, SKF can provide the appropriate shaft locking method.
Where to use insert bearings?
Because of their versatility and cost-effectiveness, insert bearings are typically used in the following applications:
  • Agricultural machinery
  • Food and beverage processing and packaging
  • Conveyor systems
  • Material handling systems
  • Textile equipment
  • Industrial fans
  • Special machinery, e.g. car wash systems, gym equipment, go-karts
Need more?
In addition to the bearings presented in this section, SKF supplies insert bearings for special application requirements. This assortment includes:
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