Basic Search

The basic search facility allows you to quickly search for the items you require. To perform a search, follow the instructions below.

From the Welcome screen, select the product type (bearings, belts, pulleys, chain, sprockets, seals and miscellaneous items), then enter the part number. For example, to search for a bearing 22222 select the bearing product type and enter 22222 in the part number box and click on ’Search’.

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The Search results screen is displayed.

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The search results screen displays all the search results which match the part number entered. BearingNet only searches for the letters and numbers entered in the search box and will ignore any special characters such as , *,/,;.. The more exact the part number the fewer results will be displayed. For example if you enter NU214 only part numbers that are NU214 will be displayed. The ‘Starts with’ box is automatically activated with the basic search, so the search results will only include those parts which begin with characters entered. To get a better idea of all the part numbers available, use the Advanced Search Facility.

If the part number entered cannot be found then BearingNet will attempt to find the closest match to the part number entered by removing characters from the end of the part number until items are found. For example if the part number entered was 22222 C4 XYZ and this part number was not found then BearingNet will re-run the search using 22222 C4 XY. This will continue until part numbers are found. The search results table will then present you with a list of part numbers so you can select which one most closely matches your requirements.

To look for a specific brand or country use the filters down the left hand side.

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Advanced Search

The advanced search facility enables more complex searches to be done. It is particularly useful when looking for the more difficult to find items. To run an advanced search, follow the instructions below.

From the Welcome screen, enter a section of the part number e.g., NU215 (the fewer criteria entered the more results will be returned), and select the Advanced Search Option and click on 'Search'. The Search Box on the ‘Search’ Screen and ‘Search results screen’ automatically default to the ‘Advanced Search’.

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The Advanced Search results screen is displayed. Here a list of all the part numbers that meet the search criteria is displayed. To view search results click on a part number. To view more than one part number at the same time select each part number by ticking the box next to the part number.

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All the displayed numbers can be selected by clicking on the ‘Check All’ button. Once you have selected the part numbers to view, click on the Search button and the results will be displayed. If more than one page of part numbers is displayed, then to view the next page click on the next page number.


When inventory is loaded into BearingNet the date that the information was loaded is added so that you can see how old the information is. BearingNet always puts the most up to date information at the top of the search results.

PT Type

The advanced Search will default to ‘Show all’ which includes all PT types. However, it is possible to search for specific PT types only. This can be very useful when searching for more unusual parts. To run a search across all product types so that the search will look through bearings, belts, seals, sprockets, pulleys, chain, and miscellaneous items select ‘Show all’ in the PT Type pull down list and click on ’Search’. To search for bearings only, select bearings from the drop down list

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All the options detailed below can be used in any combination making the advanced search a very powerful tool.

Start With Box

On the Search Page there is a box labelled ‘Starts with’ beneath the part number. If this box is selected it means that the search will include all the bearing part numbers which begin with NU215. We can change this so that all bearing numbers which contain NU215 are displayed. To do this deselect the ‘Starts with’ option and click on ’Search’. All part numbers which contain NU215 somewhere are displayed.


You can be more specific by stipulating another search characteristic. To display all part numbers beginning with NU215 and containing C3 enter ‘C3’ into the ‘Including’ box and click on Search. A smaller list of part numbers is displayed. Other characteristics can also be added. For example, to see all part numbers beginning with NU215 containing C3 and EM enter EM into the including box and click on Search. An even smaller list is displayed. This can be done as many times as required. Multiple characteristics can be entered at the same time by separating each characteristic with a space. For example, to enter ‘C3’ and ‘EM’ at the same time enter ‘C3 EM’ in the ‘Including’ box and click on Search. Criteria can be removed at any time by clicking on the criteria that you wish to be removed in the Remove Section.


Whereas the including option searches for the part number and the including criteria, the ‘Excluding’ option will search for the part number and exclude specific criteria. For example, if you do not want to see any part numbers with C3, enter C3 into the excluding box and click on Search. All part numbers beginning with NU215 that do not have C3 in the part number are displayed. Other excluding characteristics can be added.

Multiple characteristics can be entered at the same time by separating each characteristic with a space. Criteria can be removed by clicking on the criteria that you want to remove in the ‘Remove’ section. So, to remove the C3 excluding option, click on C3 in the ‘Remove’ section.


To view only part numbers with a minimum quantity available, enter the quantity in the ‘Quantity’ field and click on Search. For example, to see only NU215 part numbers with a minimum inventory quantity of 100 enter ‘100’ in the quantity box and click on ’Search’. The part numbers from lists with 100 or more items available are displayed.

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A key to the search results screen:

RFQ box is what you tick if you want to send an inquiry on this part, if a shopping cart appears next to the box it means they have their inventory list on BearingNet linked to their web shop, click the web shop link to be directed to their shop to ‘buy now.’

If you see a picture of a brand if means this distributor is authorized in this brand, it does not mean this particular part is an authorized part.

Click on the trophy to see all the brands this companies is an authorized distributor for.

This icon means someone in your company has left a note about this company – to view it click on the company name and look for the notes section.

Click this icon to start an instant chat with the company. Please note this is a company-to-company chat so all users can view the chat, don’t send anything personal if you don’t want everyone to see it!

Company details card, a quick view to see some contact information about this company.

Click this icon to be redirected to the company’s website.

Customize your search results screen

You can customize the search results page using the search page settings. This allows you to control how some of the information is presented to you. This is available either by visiting the 'Search Page

Settings' box in the ‘User settings’ section of ‘Your Account’, or by clicking on the Search Results symbol on the search results page. The settings offer two options. On the search results page the choices are determined by a tick box, and in ‘Your Account’ by a ‘yes, no’ option.

You can also select which layout template you would like for the search results page. By clicking on the symbol you can choose what information you want to see displayed on the page and in what order.

Sending Inquiries from the Search Results Screen

Once the products have been found then the next stage is to send an inquiry to the vendor to find out about price and delivery. To send an inquiry from the search results screen find the inventory lines about which you want to send an inquiry. For example, if you have searched for an NU215 and you want to send an inquiry for 3 pieces of NSK, use the filters on the left to find NSK products and click on the tick box next to the part numbers. You can send inquiries about any number of parts; however it is better to send inquiries to only those companies that you will actually buy from.

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Once you have ticked all the inventory fill in the inquiries box that will appear at the top of the screen. Enter the quantity you require; select the type of delivery you require from the drop-down menu.

Then enter any other notes in the notes box. This can be any information you require about the product or delivery etc. that you want to buy. This information is optional.

And once you are ready hit ‘Inquire’ and your inquiry will be sent directly to your selected companies via BearingNet and to their email.