This type of bearing will carry radial
loads and moderate axial loads. It can be used where axial rigidity
is not too important, such as in high speed precision electric
motors, where one bearing is fixed axially and the other is free to
slide in the housing. The bearings can be lightly preloaded by
springs to reduce noise and to eliminate free axial movement. They
are also used in woodworking spindle applications and the rear of
light duty machine tool spindle.