A tapered roller thrust bearings is a specific type of bearing designed to handle strong axial loads in a small space. This type of bearing typically has high axially rigidity, self-alignment capabilities and shock load compensation. As the name implies a double direction tapered roller thrust bearing accommodates axial loads in both directions.
Tapered roller thrust bearings are most often used in conjunction with multi-row cylindrical roller bearings. While this configuration is most often seen in rolling mill applications, tapered roller thrust bearings are used in many different areas. They are also found in machining equipment, earth movers, agricultural machinery and others.