Choosing Spherical Plain Bearings

Choosing Spherical Plain Bearings

Are you confused by which type of bearing you need? Take a look at the benefits of Triangle's spherical plain bearings, also known as journal bearings, and see if they are the right choice for your application. 

Are you confused by which type of bearing you need? Take a look at the benefits of Triangle's spherical plain bearings, also known as journal bearings, and see if they are the right choice for your application. 

Benefits of spherical plain bearings

Reduced Weight

A plain bearing weighs half that of a similar-sized needle or roller bearing. 

Low Cost

Roller or needle bearings can be more expensive than a plain bearing. This is due to their complex design and multi-component system. Add that to an increased tooling cost, and plain bearings are the most cost-effective alternative. 

Space-saving

Spherical plain bearings have a larger surface area than rolling-element bearings. Engineers can use space-saving smaller plain bearings that accomodate similar, and sometimes even heavier, loads than roller or needle bearings. 

Fewer parts to buy

Reduced parts and a simpler overall design result in lower maintenance with fewer components that can break or need repair. 

Durability

Plain bearings have a higher load-spreading capability compared to roller or needle bearings, can better withstand shock loads and can tolerate misalignment. 

Even distribution

Plain bearings, even when slightly misaligned, do not concentrate loads on balls or rollers, but distribute them consistently and evenly. They accomodate small changes in pressure better than more complicated bearings. 

Our spherical plain bearings, or journal bearings, are available in multiple sizes to meet the needs of your application. Contact us today, if you would like a fit option for your bearing. 


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