Bearings • Plain Bearings
Plain bearings are the simplest bearing variety and consist simply of a bearing surface and no rolling elements.
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VNC manufactures and supplies inch and metric spherical plain radial bearings, and metric-size/maintenance free spherical plain radial bearings. All products are designed for applications where heavy loads are transmitted and misalignment must be accommodated. Depending on type, plain bearings have a basic load rating (dynamic) of 270 lbs to 447,700 lbs.
Applied Industrial Technologies distributes angular and radial spherical plain bearings, as well as spherical plain bearing inner and outer rings. Manufacturers include Torrington, RBC, Sealmaster, Spherco, SKF USA, Ina USA Corp., Heim, Emerson, Boston Gear, Altra Industrial Motion, and Alinabal.
Timken manufactures spherical radial plain bearings with or without lip seals, and angular contact spherical thrust plain bearings for static oscillatory applications (including mining and construction). Spherical radial types are available in sizes from 12.7 mm to 600 mm bore, while the angular contact plain bearings are available in metric and inch sizes from 12.7 mm to 600 mm (0.5 inches to 23.622 inches).