Since the rolling elements in cylindrical roller bearings make line contact with raceways, these bearings can accommodate heavy radial loads. The rollers are guided by ribs on either the inner or outer ring, therefore these bearings are also suitable for high-speed applications. Furthermore,

cylindrical roller bearings are separable and relatively easy to install and disassemble even when interference fits are required. Among the various types of cylindrical roller bearings, type E has a high load capacity, HT type has a large axial load capacity, and HL type provides extended wear life in conditions where the development of a lubricating film inside the bearing is difficult. For extremely heavy load applications, the non-separable full complement SL type bearing offers special advantages.