Deep groove ball bearings are commonly used in several applications for their simple structures and convenient use. They mainly carry radial loads and can carry combined loads like angular contact ball bearings when the radial clearance increases. In the situation of thrust ball bearings being unsuitable, deep groove ball bearings may carry purely axial loads. Deep groove ball bearings have a lower friction coefficient and higher limiting speed than other bearings 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 automobiles, tractors, machine tools, generators, water pumps, agriculture machinery, textile machinery, etc.