Plain Bearings

A spherical bearing is a bearing that allows angular rotation to occur around a central point in two angled directions. Spherical bearings come in many different types to accommodate a wide variety of applications and what they all have in common is the ability to accommodate misalignment from mounting or shaft deflection. A spherical plain bearing will typically accommodate a rotating shaft within the inner ring, allowing it to rotate and move at an angle.

Spherical bearings can be made from various materials and feature an outer and inner ring and are usually self lubricating, corrosion and chemically resistant. Bearings that require maintenance should be greased before being used and then re-lubricated when needed.

RS Components have a range of high-performance spherical bearings with bore sizes ranging from 3 mm to 140 mm and various outside dimeters from 12 mm to 225 mm to meet a number of bearing solutions requirements in many operating applications.

What types of spherical plain bearings are available?

  • Radial spherical plain bearings
  • Angular contact spherical plain bearings
  • Spherical plain thrust bearings

How do spherical bearings work?

Regardless of the type of spherical bearing, they all have the same working principal. These bearings all have outer rings that have spherical inner mouldings. The inner rings have convex outer mouldings that create a perfect sliding surface. The use of other rolling elements such as balls or rollers between the inner and outer rings.

Spherical bearing applications

Spherical bearings are used in countless applications, wherever rotational motion must be allowed to change the alignment of its rotation axis. An example of this is the drive axle bearings of a vehicle control arm suspension. The mechanics must be allowed to move the axle up and down and the axle bearings must allow the rotational axis of the axle. These bearing can be used in machinery and applications such as:

  • Engines
  • Car suspension systems
  • Heavy machinery
  • Sewing machines
  • Robotics

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RS Stock No. 777-7823
Mfr. Part No.ECLM-10-05-HD
BrandIgus
TWD123.00
Each
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10mm 22mm 75N 1250N
New
RS Stock No. 217-6773
Mfr. Part No.GEH 35 ES-2RS
BrandSKF
TWD2,047.00
Each
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35mm 62mm - -
RS Stock No. 191-3883
Mfr. Part No.GE6-FW
BrandINA
TWD1,569.00
Each
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6mm 16mm - 14600N
RS Stock No. 777-7827
Mfr. Part No.ECLM-12-06-HD
BrandIgus
TWD137.00
Each
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12mm 24mm 85N 1750N
RS Stock No. 191-3884
Mfr. Part No.GE6-UK
BrandINA
TWD553.00
Each
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6mm 14mm - 9000N
New
RS Stock No. 215-4563
Mfr. Part No.PCMW 527802 E
BrandSKF
TWD54.70
Each (In a Pack of 10)
units
52mm 78mm - 655kN
New
RS Stock No. 217-6774
Mfr. Part No.GEH 40 ES-2RS
BrandSKF
TWD2,506.00
Each
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40mm 68mm - -
RS Stock No. 777-7836
Mfr. Part No.ECLM-20-08-HD
BrandIgus
TWD161.00
Each
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20mm 36mm 165N 3000N
RS Stock No. 488-4931
Mfr. Part No.KGLM-20
BrandIgus
TWD381.00
Each
units
20mm 40mm 5000N 10000N
New
RS Stock No. 213-1911
Mfr. Part No.PCM 121410 M
BrandSKF
TWD51.90
Each (In a Pack of 50)
units
12mm 14mm - -
New
RS Stock No. 217-6775
Mfr. Part No.GEH 45 ES-2RS
BrandSKF
TWD2,873.00
Each
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45mm 75mm - -
New
RS Stock No. 217-6795
Mfr. Part No.GEZ 104 ES-2RS
BrandSKF
TWD2,074.00
Each
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31.75mm 50.8mm - -
RS Stock No. 382-368
BrandRS PRO
TWD833.00
Each
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6mm 18mm 240N 980N
New
RS Stock No. 217-6687
Mfr. Part No.GE 140 ES-2RS
BrandSKF
TWD35,398.00
Each
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140mm 210mm - -
New
RS Stock No. 217-6720
Mfr. Part No.GE 40 ES
BrandSKF
TWD1,313.00
Each
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40mm 62mm - -
New
RS Stock No. 215-4566
Mfr. Part No.PWM 303630
BrandSKF
TWD2,126.00
Each
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30mm 36mm - -
New
RS Stock No. 215-4564
Mfr. Part No.PWM 253030
BrandSKF
TWD2,697.00
Each
units
25mm 30mm - -
New
RS Stock No. 217-6826
Mfr. Part No.PCM 303430 M
BrandSKF
TWD215.30
Each (In a Pack of 25)
units
30mm 34mm - 220kN
RS Stock No. 488-4903
Mfr. Part No.KGLM-10
BrandIgus
TWD202.00
Each
units
10mm 22mm 1400N 4000N
New
RS Stock No. 217-6796
Mfr. Part No.GEZ 108 ES
BrandSKF
TWD2,151.00
Each
units
38.1mm 61.913mm - -