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. 382-419
BrandRS PRO
PHP1,938.97
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6mm 18mm 500N 1860N
RS Stock No. 382-380
BrandRS PRO
PHP2,379.47
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3mm 12mm 2500N 10300N
RS Stock No. 382-352
BrandRS PRO
PHP1,827.79
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5mm 16mm 190N 780N
RS Stock No. 382-368
BrandRS PRO
PHP1,544.02
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6mm 18mm 240N 980N
RS Stock No. 215-4570
Mfr. Part No.PWM 607040
BrandSKF
PHP5,917.40
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60mm 70mm - -
RS Stock No. 488-4919
Mfr. Part No.KGLM-12
BrandIgus
PHP411.60
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12mm 26mm 1500N 5400N
New
RS Stock No. 217-6793
Mfr. Part No.GEZ 100 ES-2RS
BrandSKF
PHP2,567.72
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25.4mm 41.275mm - -
RS Stock No. 215-4557
Mfr. Part No.PCMF 101207 E
BrandSKF
PHP27.163
Each (In a Pack of 25)
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10mm 12mm - 12.5kN
New
RS Stock No. 217-6760
Mfr. Part No.GEG 50 ES
BrandSKF
PHP5,857.30
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50mm 75mm - -
New
RS Stock No. 217-6815
Mfr. Part No.PCM 101215 E
BrandSKF
PHP91.996
Each (In a Pack of 50)
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10mm 12mm - 37.5kN
New
RS Stock No. 217-6788
Mfr. Part No.GEM 50 ES-2RS
BrandSKF
PHP5,634.73
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50mm 75mm - -
New
RS Stock No. 217-6795
Mfr. Part No.GEZ 104 ES-2RS
BrandSKF
PHP3,409.77
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31.75mm 50.8mm - -
New
RS Stock No. 217-6794
Mfr. Part No.GEZ 104 ES
BrandSKF
PHP2,706.45
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31.75mm 50.8mm - -
New
RS Stock No. 217-6779
Mfr. Part No.GEH 70 ES-2RS
BrandSKF
PHP15,171.86
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70mm 120mm - -
RS Stock No. 215-4564
Mfr. Part No.PWM 253030
BrandSKF
PHP4,665.92
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25mm 30mm - -
RS Stock No. 488-4925
Mfr. Part No.KGLM-16
BrandIgus
PHP527.31
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16mm 32mm 3000N 8000N
New
RS Stock No. 217-6691
Mfr. Part No.GE 15 TXGR
BrandSKF
PHP9,225.53
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15mm 26mm - -
New
RS Stock No. 217-6753
Mfr. Part No.GEG 125 ES
BrandSKF
PHP99,881.26
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125mm 180mm - -
New
RS Stock No. 217-6704
Mfr. Part No.GE 25 C
BrandSKF
PHP1,979.98
Each
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25mm 42mm - -
New
RS Stock No. 217-6697
Mfr. Part No.GE 17 TXGR
BrandSKF
PHP10,636.79
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17mm 30mm - -