Bearings are machine elements that reduce friction between desired moving parts. Used in any moving parts of a machine, consumer or industrial, they also help to transmit loads effectively.

There are many bearings types used for different applications. The most common types of bearings are ball bearings and roller bearings. Ball bearings are by far the most commonly used bearings and are suitable for applications with smaller loads and higher speeds. Roller bearings are able to carry heavier loads, but at slower speeds.

Why Fortuna?

As an Authorized Distributor of FAG, INA, and LuK products by Schaeffler, Fortuna provides an extensive range of products to find any bearing that you need. Our dedicated team of experienced engineers is ready to work together with you to achieve cost-saving solutions and maximize your machinery uptime.

We also offer services such as diagnosing bearing failures, mounting and dismounting your bearings, lubrication, and also alignment of your products for optimal running and extended bearing service life. We are committed to providing a total integrated solution for your success.

A ball bearing is a type of rolling-element bearing that uses balls to maintain the separation between the bearing races.

The purpose of a ball bearing is to reduce rotational friction and support radial and axial loads. It achieves this by using at least two races to contain the balls and transmit the loads through the balls. In most applications, one race is stationary and the other is attached to the rotating assembly (e.g., a hub or shaft). As one of the bearing races rotates it causes the balls to rotate as well. Because the balls are rolling they have a much lower coefficient of friction than if two flat surfaces were sliding against each other.

We offer the following types of ball bearings:

  • Angular contact ball bearings
  • Deep Groove Ball Bearing
  • Four-point contact ball bearings
  • Self-aligning ball bearings
  • Spindle bearings
  • Thin section bearings

A rolling-element bearing, also known as a rolling bearing, is a bearing which carries a load by placing rolling elements (such as balls or rollers) between two bearing rings called races. The relative motion of the races causes the rolling elements to roll with very little rolling resistance and with little sliding.

We offer the following types of roller bearings:

  • Barrel roller bearings
  • Cylindrical roller bearings
  • Needle Roller Bearings
  • Spherical roller bearings
  • Tapered roller bearings

A bearing housing, also known as pillow block (or plummer block) is a pedestal used to provide support for a rotating shaft with the help of compatible bearings & various accessories. Housing material for a pillow block is typically made of cast iron or cast steel.

Our standard housings encompass split and unsplit plummer block housing designs. With split plummer block housing designs, the upper part of the housing can be removed. This greatly simplifies assembly and maintenance. Unsplit plummer block housings are used in applications that place extremely high demands on bearings.

We also offer other, more specialized bearings types depending on your needs. Please Contact Us for special items.