The Nachi 30BG5222UUS automotive air condition bearing is a double-row angular contact ball bearing. It is double-sealed, and has a polyamide/nylon cage and normal clearance rating. It supports radial loads, thrust loads in both directions, and combined loads, and occupies less thrust space than a pair of single-row angular contact ball bearings mounted together. Because the two rows of rolling elements are mounted back-to-back, the bearing arrangement is relatively rigid and can accommodate tilting moments. This bearing is made of low-alloy, through-hardened carbon chromium steel for durability and resistance to deformity under heavy loads. The bearing's ring material has optimum heat treatment for use with automotive air conditioning magnetic clutch systems. Rubber seals on both sides of the bearing keep out contaminants such as dirt and grime and hold in lubricant applied at manufacture. This bearing has an injection-molded snap-type cage made of glass fiber reinforced polyamide to prevent the balls from coming into contact with each other during use, reducing friction, vibration, and noise. This cage type can be used at operating temperatures up to 120 degrees C (250 degrees F). The bearing has a normal axial internal clearance designation, making it suitable for applications where the load and speeds do not result in thermal expansion. This clearance provides latitude for self-realignment and compensates for static and dynamic alignment errors.
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.
Nachi-Fujikoshi manufactures bearings, cutting tools, hydraulic equipment, and high speed steel for industrial applications. The company, founded in 1928, is headquartered in Toyama, Japan.