Tapered roller bearings are designed to particularly accommodate combined loads, which are radial and axial loads simultaneously. The inner and outer rings of tapered roller bearings are both tapered where the conical rollers are arranged. The axial projection lines of these conical rollers are meeting at a common point of the bearing axis. The greater the angle ( ) of these projection lines comes with the greater capability of the bearings to carry axial loads. Tapered roller bearings are generally separable, the cone which consisting of the conical rollers and cage assemblies can be mounted separately from the outer ring.
Single Row Tapered Roller Bearings
Single row tapered roller bearings have one row of conical rollers guided in the tapered raceway at a certain angle. They support high combination of simultaneous radial and axial loads. However, single row tapered roller bearings are able to carry axial load in one direction only.