There have been various types of clutch release bearings developed in order to meet different automotive situations. From low speed unit type with non-self-aligning, free outer ring, cast iron sleeve, integral of the inner ring and the sleeve, now the clutch release bearing has evolved to a new set of designs with self-aligning, rotational inner ring, pressed cover, pressed sleeve or plastic sleeve. They have been developed to operate under high rotational speed reliability. By reducing the weight and cost as well as by offering a reliable operation and longevity, release bearings have achieved components integrality.
The release bearing's structure like the ACT release bearing is basically divided into two types. One of them comes with a pressed retaining band with angular contact ball bearings or angular contact ball bearings with a rubber seal. The outer ring is free and is used with cast iron sleeve. Its replacement requires self-aligning clutch release bearings. Capable of reducing the noise level and abrasion of the matching parts, the self-aligning clutch release bearing has the advantage of long service life, and light in weight. The core of the bearing is the set of angular contact balls.
The release bearing has a couple of features. Topping the list, it has a plastic cage that is used to keep apart and guide the balls in an angular contact ball bearing. It is lighter than the traditional steel cage and can be self-lubricated hence it can perform smoothly even under bad lubricated conditions. Another, there is the self-aligning inner ring that is capable in rotating in the bearing superiorly than the outer bearing in view of the kinetics. Finally, the clutch release bearing employs a rubber seal that can effectively prevent leakage of the grease. ACT release bearing can be found at the place where you are right now – Part Train. So if you need one, you definitely know what to do. Give us a click and locate what you need.
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