Spherical bearings permit angular rotation, usually they support a rotating shaft in the bore of the inner ring that must move both rotationally and at an angle.
Self-aligning spherical bearings support shaft bearings in machine shops, drive axles, constant velocity joints, robotics, engines, sewing machines, heavy machinery, and many other applications.
These bearings are for moderate to high speed needs. Spherical roller thrust bearings have reduced maintenance needs because of their low coefficient of friction.
Spherical bearings can be mechanical or hydrostatic. A spherical bearing has an outer and inner ring with a locking feature that makes the inner ring captive with the outer ring in the axial direction.
In general, spherical bearings are used when you have shock and impact requirements. Accent Bearing’s technical experts will ensure you have the right bearing for your exact application.