Spherical Plain Bearings and Rod Ends
Spherical plain bearings are manufactured in a wide variety of materials and are designed to offer bearing solutions in almost any operating environment. Supertembo Bearings offers a complete line of spherical bearings available in inch and metric. These High-Quality Spherical Plain Bearings are suitable for heavy-duty, off-highway vehicles, agricultural equipment, construction and mining and logging equipment, packaging and textile equipment, and robotics. The plain bearings come in standard industrial bore sizes from 0.5″ to 12″ inches, as well as metric sizes from as small as 4 to 300 mm. Custom sizes can also be ordered.
Spherical plain bearings are used for applications requiring rotation and oscillation. The rotation takes place on a sliding surface so the limiting speed is slow. Many styles require regular lubrication, but maintenance freestyles are also available.
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Rod ends consist of a spherical ball mounted in a housing, typically with male or female threads. They allow for oscillation/misalignment during slow rotation. Some rod end types require lubrication, and other types are maintenance-free.