This VXB 2" chrome steel bearing ball conforms to G100 semi-precision and is suitable for use in single- and double-row bearings that support radial and axial loads. This bearing conforms to American Bearing Manufacturers Association (ABMA) grade G100 for semi-precision in sphericity, surface integrity, and size and the chrome steel composition provides durability and resistance to deformity under heavy loads. These chrome steel balls are suitable for use as replacement balls within a bearing or for personal projects.
Rolling bearings use rolling elements to maintain the separation between moving parts to reduce rotational friction and support radial and axial loads. These elements can be one of the following types: ball, cylindrical, spherical, barrel, needle, spindle, or tapered. All rolling bearings are open, shielded, or sealed. Sealed bearings are lubricated with oil or grease in the bearing factory, while open and shielded bearings are meant to be lubricated in place, with periodic reapplication of lubrication, based on use. The shield protects the working parts of the bearing from environmental debris that may be introduced and could reduce the ball bearing speed and lifespan. Rolling bearings are used in a range of applications from agricultural machinery to conveying equipment, robotics, dental equipment, elevators, rolling mills, ship rudder shafts, and aggregate crushers, among others.