Insert bearings, also known as mounted bearings, are designed to be inserted into a housing or mounted directly onto a shaft. They are typically used in applications where a standard bearing may not fit due to size or compatibility constraints. Insert bearings are often used in conveyor systems, agricultural equipment, and other industrial applications. Both pillow block bearings and insert bearings can be made from a variety of materials, including chrome steel, stainless steel, and thermoplastics. They are commonly used in applications where there are high loads or where alignment of the bearing is critical.