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. 382-380
BrandRS PRO
PHP2,250.57
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3mm 12mm 2500N 10300N
RS Stock No. 382-419
BrandRS PRO
PHP1,843.22
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6mm 18mm 500N 1860N
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RS Stock No. 217-6681
Mfr. Part No.GE 12 C
BrandSKF
PHP1,023.82
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12mm 22mm - -
New
RS Stock No. 217-6686
Mfr. Part No.GE 120 TXA-2LS
BrandSKF
PHP56,446.72
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120mm 180mm - -
New
RS Stock No. 213-1907
Mfr. Part No.GE 6 E
BrandSKF
PHP778.33
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6mm 14mm - -
RS Stock No. 191-3873
Mfr. Part No.GE20-FW
BrandINA
PHP3,452.74
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20mm 42mm - 128000N
New
RS Stock No. 217-6771
Mfr. Part No.GEH 25 ES-2RS
BrandSKF
PHP2,052.84
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25mm 47mm - -
New
RS Stock No. 217-6817
Mfr. Part No.PCM 121415 E
BrandSKF
PHP102.382
Each (In a Pack of 50)
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12mm 14mm - 45kN
New
RS Stock No. 217-6758
Mfr. Part No.GEG 32 ES
BrandSKF
PHP3,057.37
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32mm 52mm - -
New
RS Stock No. 217-6790
Mfr. Part No.GEZ 008 ES
BrandSKF
PHP1,343.58
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12.7mm 22.225mm - -
RS Stock No. 191-3875
Mfr. Part No.GE25-DO-2RS
BrandINA
PHP1,619.82
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25mm 42mm - 241000N
New
RS Stock No. 217-6827
Mfr. Part No.PCM 404420 M
BrandSKF
PHP304.179
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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40mm 44mm - 193kN
New
RS Stock No. 215-4568
Mfr. Part No.PWM 404860
BrandSKF
PHP5,700.41
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40mm 48mm - -
New
RS Stock No. 217-6682
Mfr. Part No.GE 12 E
BrandSKF
PHP727.06
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12mm 22mm - -
New
RS Stock No. 217-6816
Mfr. Part No.PCM 11512050 E
BrandSKF
PHP5,185.88
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115mm 120mm - 1400kN
New
RS Stock No. 215-4554
Mfr. Part No.PCM 455040 M
BrandSKF
PHP404.572
Each (In a Pack of 10)
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45mm 50mm - 440kN
New
RS Stock No. 217-6688
Mfr. Part No.GE 15 C
BrandSKF
PHP1,068.34
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15mm 26mm - -
New
RS Stock No. 217-6791
Mfr. Part No.GEZ 012 ES
BrandSKF
PHP1,808.75
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19.05mm 31.75mm - -
New
RS Stock No. 217-6738
Mfr. Part No.GE 60 TXG3E-2LS
BrandSKF
PHP39,225.34
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60mm 90mm - -
New
RS Stock No. 217-6679
Mfr. Part No.GE 110 ES
BrandSKF
PHP25,324.76
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110mm 160mm - -