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Aerospace & Speciality Bearings

For over 70 years, McGill® has been providing innovative bearing solutions for aerospace and specialty industrial applications with a focus on custom bearing solutions. 

R.A. Rodriguez is proud to partner with McGill® who have extensive experience in the design and manufacture of custom bearings for aerospace and specialty applications.

The bearings can be manufactured in a wide range of styles, materials, sizes and precision classes.   All bearings are custom designed according to application needs.  Applications typically include gearboxes, pumps, actuation, control, airframe, and military where bearings and bearing wheels are required to be small, lightweight, strong, resistant to heat, wear and corrosion.

With an enduring reputation for quality, the McGill® manufacturing facility has achieved NADCAP accreditation for heat treating, chemical processing and non-destructive testing methods in addition to attaining AS9100 and ISO certification. 

What are the benefits?

  • Reduced weight/envelope with the same or higher performance
  • Longer fatigue life
  • Higher operating temperatures
  • Improved corrosion resistance
  • Reduced vibration
  • Better fit
  • Easier installation
  • Improved reliability

Which Quality Certifications apply?

  • ISO9001 / AS9100 Accredited
  • Nadcap Certified
  • Chemical Processing
  • Heat Treat
  • Non Destructive Testing
McGill speciality bearings can be used as bearings in gearbox.

Aerospace and Speciality Ball Bearings

Specialty ball bearings utilise a ball for a rolling element.  The ball bearing ball can be made in a wide variety of types, sizes and materials depending on application requirements.

Specifications

Bearing Styles

Machined race, with or without inner ring, with or without outer ring, full complement of rollers or with a retainer separating rollers

Bearing Size Range

Outside Diameter : 13 to 300mm
Inside Diameter: 6 to 250mm

Precision Class

ABEC Class 1 to Class 5 

Special Features may include:

  • Specialty Materials
  • Unique Geometries
  • Special Cages Separating Rollers
Aerospace and speciality ball bearing balls. What type of ball and bearing are used in aviation to give bearing thrust?

Aerospace and Speciality Cylindrical Roller Bearings

Aerospace and specialty cylindrical roller bearings have cylindrical shaped rolling elements. 

Specifications

Bearing Styles:

Radial, Thrust, with or without inner ring, with or without outer ring

Bearing Size Range:

Outside Diameter: 25 to 300mm

Inside Diameter: 12 to 250mm

Precision Class:

RBEC Class 1 to Class 5

Special Features may include:

  • Specialty Materials
  • Unique Geometries
  • Multiple External Tabs
  • Flanged Outers
  • Notches / Slots
  • Special Retainers
Aerospace and Speciality Cylindrical Roller Bearings, ball bearing bearing for improved reliability

Aerospace and Speciality Needle Roller Bearings

Aerospace and specialty needle bearings are similar to cylindrical roller bearings, however they utilise rolling elements with a large length to diameter ratio.


Specifications

Bearing Styles:

Machined race, with or without inner ring, with or without outer ring, full complement of rollers or with a retainer separating rollers. A roller and bearing for reduced vibration.

Bearing Size Range:

Outside Diameter : 13 to 300mm

Inside Diameter: 6 to 250mm

Precision Class:

ABEC Class 1 to Class 5

Special Features may include:

  • Specialty Materials
  • Unique Geometries
  • Special Cages Separating Rollers

Aerospace and Speciality Spherical Roller Bearings

Aerospace and specialty spherical roller bearings utilise barrel shaped rolling elements and have some misalignment capability. 

Specifications

Bearing Styles:

One or two rows of barrel shaped rollers

Bearing Size Range:

Outside Diameter: 25 to 300mm

Inside Diameter: 12 to 250mm

Precision Class:

RBEC Class 1 to Class 5

Special Features may include:

  • Specialty Materials
  • Unique Geometries
  • Special Cages Separating Rollers
McGill Aerospace and Speciality Spherical Roller Bearings. Steel of balls for higher operating temperatures