Sliding  Bearings classification based on the type of load carried.

  1. a) Journal or Radial bearings

In radial bearings, the load acts perpendicular to the direction of motion of the moving element.

  1. b) Thrust or axial bearings

A thrust bearing is a particular type of rotary rolling-element bearing. Like other bearings, they permit rotation between parts, but they are designed to support a predominately axial load

  1. c) Journal Thrust or Radial Axial Bearing

Combination of radial and axial loads needs to be controlled by journal thrust bearings.