SKF Explorer deep groove ball bearings for electric motors

Low-friction, high-speed solution

Given their low friction and high-speed capabilities, deep groove ball bearings are a common choice for electric motors. Able to carry radial, axial and combined loads, deep groove ball bearings are suitable for use in both the locating and non-locating positions of the motor.


With SKF Explorer deep groove ball bearings, these benefits are just the beginning. SKF Explorer features include optimized internal geometry and rolling contact surface, upgraded ball quality, cleaner steel, ISO class P6 for dimensional accuracy and closer tolerances on width deviation.


Such features provide SKF Explorer deep groove ball bearings with substantial improvement in accuracy, which results in quieter motor operation, higher running speeds and longer service life.

Deep groove ball bearings

Open deep groove ball bearing with steel cage
SKF deep groove ball bearings have deep, uninterrupted raceway grooves. These raceway grooves have a close osculation with the balls, enabling the bearings to accommodate radial and axial loads in both directions. These bearings are particularly versatile and are:
  • Simple in design
  • Non separable
  • Suitable for high and even very high speeds
  • Robust in operation, requiring little maintenance
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