Deep groove ball bearings are commonly used in a number of applications as their simple structures and convenient using. They mainly carry radial loads, but also can carry combined loads as same as angular contact ball bearings when the radial clearance increases. They may carry pure axial loads when the speed is high and thrust ball bearings are not suitable. Comparing with other bearings, deep groove ball bearings have lower friction coefficient and higher limiting speed, but can not carry heavy loads.
Deep groove ball bearings commonly adopt ribbon steel pressed cages, and metal machined solid cages are often for large-size deep groove ball bearings.
Deep groove ball bearings are widely used in automotives, tractors, machine tools, generators, water-pumps,agriculture machinery, textile machinery,etc.