Deep groove ball bearings are widely used due to their versatility. They can carry radial and axial loads in both directions and are ideal for high speed applications.

A high rotational speed and smooth movement means that deep groove ball bearings create little noise. As they make less friction, operating temperatures are lowered – extending bearing life and reducing energy costs.

From widths of 8mm to 23mm, we supply bearings in a range of sizes to suit your needs.

Deep groove ball bearings have many advantages:

  • Can carry radial and axial loads
  • Low friction, noise and vibration
  • High rotational speed
  • Durable and stable
  • Easy to mount
  • Require little maintenance

The design of bearings has evolved, so there are now different types of bearing to suit various applications. The main types of deep groove bearings are:

Single row

Suitable for almost all applications, single row deep groove ball bearings are robust to withstand extreme conditions of 660°F. 

Double row

These are slightly wider than the single row bearing and have a higher load carrying capacity. Some double row deep groove ball bearings are fitted with cages rather than seals. 


They are similar to single-row bearings, except they have steel or rubber shields on one or both sides of the bearing. 


These bearings feature a flanged outer ring to improve efficiency and are great for axial loads like tube ends or on belt guide rollers.

Maximum type

With more rolling elements, this type of bearing has higher performance and precision and can be either open or shielded.

Deep groove ball bearings are perfect for many applications including:

  • Gearboxes
  • Electric motors
  • Industrial pumps
  • Steel mills
  • Construction equipment
  • Engineering machinery
  • Agriculture
  • Wind turbines
  • Mining
  • Office equipment
  • Aerospace
  • Medical devices
  • Railway and transportation

The Bearing Company stocks a variety of deep groove ball bearings including high speed bearings, KLNJ, 6,000, 6,200 and 6,300 bearings. Shop popular brands such as NTN, SKF, FAG and our own branded bearings.

We can offer next-day delivery and tracked delivery with trusted couriers. If you need help choosing the best deep groove ball bearing for your needs, call us on 01527 509620 or email [email protected].