Plain Bearings

Plain bearings are mechanical components which allows angular rotation to occur around a central point in two angled directions. These 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 plain bearing will typically accommodate a rotating shaft within the inner ring, allowing it to rotate and move at an angle.

Plain 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. These bearings have a fixed part which bears the loads (support) and also an area that gets worn as it is in contact with the moving element (bush)

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 plain bearings are available?

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

How do plain 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.

Plain 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. 488-4903
Mfr. Part No.KGLM-10
BrandIgus
€6.01
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10mm 22mm 1400N 4000N
RS Stock No. 382-380
BrandRS PRO
€38.17
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3mm 12mm 2500N 10300N
RS Stock No. 488-4919
Mfr. Part No.KGLM-12
BrandIgus
€6.66
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12mm 26mm 1500N 5400N
RS Stock No. 488-4925
Mfr. Part No.KGLM-16
BrandIgus
€8.54
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16mm 32mm 3000N 8000N
RS Stock No. 382-352
BrandRS PRO
€29.32
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5mm 16mm 190N 780N
RS Stock No. 488-4896
Mfr. Part No.KGLM-08
BrandIgus
€3.67
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8mm 19mm 1200N 2700N
RS Stock No. 777-7823
Mfr. Part No.ECLM-10-05-HD
BrandIgus
€3.71
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10mm 22mm 75N 1250N
RS Stock No. 382-419
BrandRS PRO
€32.82
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6mm 18mm 500N 1860N
New
RS Stock No. 217-6737
Mfr. Part No.GE 60 TXE-2LS
BrandSKF
€144.78
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60mm 90mm - -
New
RS Stock No. 217-6808
Mfr. Part No.GX 45 F
BrandSKF
€371.58
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45mm 120mm - -
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RS Stock No. 217-6712
Mfr. Part No.GE 30 ES
BrandSKF
€21.55
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30mm 47mm - -
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RS Stock No. 217-6738
Mfr. Part No.GE 60 TXG3E-2LS
BrandSKF
€561.51
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60mm 90mm - -
New
RS Stock No. 217-6809
Mfr. Part No.GX 50 F
BrandSKF
€453.23
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50mm 130mm - -
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RS Stock No. 217-6713
Mfr. Part No.GE 30 ES-2RS
BrandSKF
€27.71
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30mm 47mm - -
New
RS Stock No. 217-6764
Mfr. Part No.GEH 10 C
BrandSKF
€24.01
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10mm 22mm - -
New
RS Stock No. 217-6673
Mfr. Part No.GAC 25 F
BrandSKF
€85.99
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25mm 47mm - -
New
RS Stock No. 217-6818
Mfr. Part No.PCM 161825 E
BrandSKF
€71.47
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16mm 18mm - 100kN
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RS Stock No. 217-6745
Mfr. Part No.GE 80 ES-2RS
BrandSKF
€178.01
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80mm 120mm - -
New
RS Stock No. 217-6767
Mfr. Part No.GEH 17 C
BrandSKF
€30.16
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17mm 35mm - -
New
RS Stock No. 217-6751
Mfr. Part No.GEG 100 ES
BrandSKF
€719.17
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100mm 150mm - -