Axial deep groove ball bearings comprise shaft locating washers, housing locating washers and ball and cage assemblies. The bearings are not self-retaining; the ball and cage assembly and bearing washers can therefore be fitted separately. In addition to the series with flat washers, series are also available with spherical housing locating washers for the compensation of static angular misalignment. These designs are normally used in conjunction with seating washers. Axial deep groove ball bearings are available in single and double direction designs. Both designs can support high axial forces but cannot be subjected to radial loads.