Radial and Axial Stiffness Properties

Note: Unless indicated, all values under load capacity apply to Cantilever Bearings

Lc = Load in compression
Lt = Load in tension

  1. Stiffness of bearing is rated in inches of deflection per pound of load.
  2. *This data applies to standard cantilever bearings loaded at the mid-point of the unsupported half, at 0 degrees rotation.
  3. *The total stiffness of a pair of tandem mounted cantilevered bearings connected very stiffly in a mechanical system may be determined by dividing the above values by three.
  4. *For double ended bearings of the same sizes and types as above, divide the above radial stiffness values by two.