Pillow Blocks


Pillow Blocks, the most commonly used type of mounted units, are designed to provide Heavy duty support where the mounting surface is parallel to the shaft axis. The bolt holes are usually slotted for adjustment during mounting. Block bearings are supplied in a variety of configurations. Pressed steel pillow block bearings are also available for light-duty Services.

Bearing House offers our clients with a wide range of Block Bearings.

How to select pillow block bearings

  • Select a bearing type, suitable for your application, i.e. Load type, shaft size, running speed, misalignment etc. They can contain the following types of bearings
    • Plain bearing
    • Ball-bearing
    • Roller bearings – Tapered roller bearing, Spherical- roller bearings, Cylindrical roller bearings
  • Select the correct housing material for your application and environment
  • Choose a suitable shaft attachment
    • Units can have set screw, eccentric lock, single or double set collar, concentric lock or tapered adapter
  • Consider split type if it’s necessary and if it would make the installation easy
  • For high load applications, choose a pummel block bearing unit with a suitable bearing type
  • Seals vary as well, including clearance seals, light contact, heavy contact and auxiliary type seals

Pillow block bearing applications

These units are very versatile and can be used in a wide variety of applications. It can range from shafts supported by single to several bearings units. For example:

  • Belt drives connecting motors and pumps
  • Long shafts connecting motors and industrial gearboxes
  • Conveyor belt roller
  • Rolling mills
  • Ventilation systems
  • Paper machines