RADIAL LOAD- A load applied normal to the bearing bore axis.
AXIAL LOAD- A load applied along the bearing bore axis.
STATIC RADIAL LIMIT LOAD- That static load required to produce a specified permanent set in the beginning structure. It will vary for a given size as a function of configuration. It may also be pin limited or it may be limited as a function of body restraints, as in the case of a rod end bearing.
STATIC RADIAL ULTIMATE LOAD- That load that can be applied to a bearing without fracturing the ball, race or rod end eye. The ultimate load rating is usually but not always 1.5 times the limit load.
STATIC AXIAL LIMIT LOAD- That load that can be applied to a bearing to produce a specified permanent set in the bearing structure.
STATIC AXIAL ULTIMATE LOAD- That load that can be applied to a bearing without separating the ball from therace. the ultimate load rating is usually but not always 1.5 time the limit load.
AXIAL PROOF LOAD- That axial load that can be applied to a mounted spherical bearing without imparing the integrity of the bearing mounting or bearing performance. It is always less than the static axial limit load.
OSCILLATING RADIAL LOAD- A unidirectional load producing a specified maximum amount of wear when the bearing is oscillated at a specific frequency and amplitude.