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The Bearing 411

Standard and custom JAF bearings on display.

Meet the Manufacturer: JAF Bearings

Good parts are good parts no matter where they come from in the world. That’s why Ritbearing has developed relationships with several bearing manufacturers to find the best parts for each business’ specific needs even if it means going halfway across the globe to do so.

JAF Bearings, also known as Fujino Iron Works Co. Ltd., is a notable manufacturer from Japan. Since JAF first formed in 1946, the company has gone from manufacturing bicycle parts to producing millions of quality parts each year.

What are JAF Bearings?

JAF produces a variety of both standard and custom bearing parts. The company is known for its chrome steel parts, although it also offers some stainless steel bearings as well. JAF handles many standard size bearings, but it also has plenty of experience tackling specialty solutions and varying sizes as well, with available modifications to be inner and outer diameters.

In terms of bearing styles, JAF offers several types of products, including:

  • Single and double row ball bearings
  • Self-aligning ball bearings
  • Inch series single row bearings
  • Metric felt series ball bearings
  • Track roller type bearings
  • Uni-flange ball bearings
  • Spherical OD inch ball bearings
  • Cylindrical OD metric ball bearings
  • Special type ball bearings

Who Can Use Them?

In addition to offering standard parts, JAF is a potential option for applications in need of special requirements, such as track rollers or felt seal ball bearings. For example, JAF manufactures special wide cartridge ball bearings for crane applications. These parts have a larger width that not only accommodates both radial and thrust loads, they also allow for greater grease fill in bearings. The capability to cater to special accommodations past standard bearing supplies makes JAF a quality manufacturer for businesses with unique circumstances.

Invest in JAF Bearings

While JAF may have the right solutions for your applications, it’s equally important to find a bearing supplier that can help you get the parts you need. As one of the primary importers of JAF products in the U.S., Ritbearing can work with you to find the perfect bearings for your specifications and your budget, whether it’s a readily-available part or a custom solution.

Rady to invest in the right bearings for your applications? Contact us today to talk to one of our experts about your bearing needs.