Cylindrical rolling bearings, spherical roller bearings, deep groove ball bearings, and tapered roller bearings are among the different types of bearings that are used in the mining industry. Some of the difficulties that bearings in the excavation and processing equipment in the mining industry face include debris, severe misalignment, heavy loads, and large variations in speeds. Therefore, in the mining industry, bearings with extremely robust properties are needed to handle harsh operations and environment.
Bearings for mining industry must have specific requirements which are; high load capacity, simple and easy mounting and dismounting, high operating reliability, and minimal maintenance requirements. Some of the mining equipment that employs bearings are trucks, stackers, conveyor belts, loaders, excavators, crushers, and long wall shearers.