Axial Bearing Washers
Axial bearing washers, also commonly referred to as thrust washers, are flat discs that provide a bearing surface for axial-oriented (thrust) loads. These washers are specifically designed to support and locate components within assemblies, ensuring that axial movement is appropriately cushioned, directed, and limited. They are commonly used in conjunction with axial roller and cage assemblies or axial needle roller bearings to efficiently transmit and distribute axial forces over a larger surface area, reducing wear and potential damage. The specific design and material composition of the axial bearing washer can vary based on the specific load requirements and application, but they typically feature high resistance to wear and fatigue, ensuring long-lasting durability and performance.