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What is a Pillow Block Bearing?

A pillow block bearing is a type of bearing that is used to support a rotating shaft. It consists of a housing that contains a bearing, which is then mounted to a surface. Pillow block bearings come in a variety of sizes and styles, and can be used for a variety of applications.

In this video, we will show you how to install a pillow block bearing. We will also discuss the different types of pillow block bearings and their applications.

What You Will Need:

  • Pillow block bearing
  • Shaft
  • Set screws
  • Torque wrench
  • Level


  1. Clean the shaft and the inside of the pillow block bearing.
  2. Insert the shaft into the bearing.
  3. Use the set screws to secure the shaft in place.
  4. Use the torque wrench to tighten the set screws to the specified torque.
  5. Use the level to make sure that the pillow block bearing is level.

Types of Pillow Block Bearings:

There are two main types of pillow block bearings: open and sealed. Open pillow block bearings do not have any seals, which means that they are not protected from dust and debris. Sealed pillow block bearings have seals that protect them from dust and debris.

Applications of Pillow Block Bearings:

Pillow block bearings can be used in a variety of applications, including:

  • Machinery
  • Equipment
  • Vehicles
  • Industrial applications
  • Construction


Pillow block bearings are a versatile type of bearing that can be used in a variety of applications. They are easy to install and maintain, and they can help to extend the life of your equipment.