Spherical plain bearings excel in applications where misalignment, tilting, or angular motion are unavoidable. Unlike standard ball or roller bearings, their unique design permits self-alignment without compromising load capacity.

  • Accommodation of misalignment: Up to 35° of misalignment, reducing stress on other components and extending bearing life.
  • Simplicity: Two-piece design simplifies installation and maintenance.
  • Versatility: Wide range of materials and configurations available to suit diverse operating conditions.
  • High load capacity: Can handle heavy radial and axial loads, making them suitable for demanding applications.
  • Cost-effective: Competitive pricing compared to other bearing solutions requiring complex housings.
  • Construction equipment: Excavators, bulldozers, cranes, and other machinery subject to shock loads and uneven terrain.
  • Agricultural machinery: Tractors, implements, and harvesting equipment exposed to dust, dirt, and moisture.
  • Industrial robots: Arms, wrists, and grippers requiring articulation and load-bearing capabilities.
  • Automotive suspension systems: Control arms, tie rods, and other components experiencing misalignment during movement.
  • Marine and offshore applications: Rudder systems, winches, and other equipment operating in harsh environments.

At The Bearing Company, we offer a comprehensive selection of high-quality spherical plain bearings from leading manufacturers. Our knowledgeable team can help you select the right bearing for your specific application, considering factors like load capacity, material, operating temperature and lubrication. 

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