As the United States continues its drive towards energy independence, the oil and gas industry plays a vital role in the struggle to reach this goal. Every day American Roller Bearings are in service, operating under heavy loads that result from drilling deep holes into the earth - in search of gas and oil reserves.
American has been supplying large bearings for oil field drilling exploration for a long time. Types of equipment are mud pumps, swivels, drawworks, crown and traveling blocks, rotary table, blow-out preventers, and well service pumps. Usually, large cylindrical roller bearings with thin cross sections are used. Rotary tables use large thrust angular contact ball bearings.