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Spherical Plain Bearings and Rod Ends (335 products containing 2941 Items)


Radial spherical plain bearings consist of an inner and outer ring. This inner ring and outer ring may consist of steel/steel, steel/bronze, steel/PTFE sliding contact and are lubricated by the outer and inner ring. It is also possible for them to be low-maintenance. The bearings are ideally suited for fluctuating loads with shock and impact loads and allow low axial loads in both directions.
Angular contact spherical plain bearings consist of an inner and outer ring with a steel/steel sliding contact. They can transfer movements and forces without any torque, thus preventing bending stresses in the connecting construction.


Axial spherical plain bearings consist of a shaft and housing locating washer with a steel/steel sliding contact. They absorb axial forces and they guide forces through the connecting construction without any torque. Rod ends consist of a bearing housing with a spherical plain bearing that requires maintenance. The rod ends absorb radial forces in a pulling or pushing direction and transfer movements and forces without any torque. They are suitable for fluctuating radial loads; in some cases, they are also suitable for unilateral loads.
The above types are all available in low-maintenance and/or corrosion-resistant versions, and the rod ends are also available in a hydraulic or pneumatic version with the corresponding threads or welded mounting.

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