Five Signs of Potential Spherical Bearing Failure

Five Signs of Potential Spherical Bearing Failure

Triangle Manufacturing Company offers many different spherical plain bearing types. You can find our spherical plain bearings in many applications including: solar trackers, lawn mowers, industrial reels, evaporative coolers, food processing equipment, vending machines and more. 

Check out these symptoms of potential spherical plain bearing failure to diagnose your issues. Once you diagnose the problem, see our spherical plain bearing troubleshooting hints below. 


The following symptoms are signs your spherical plain bearing is failing by lack of lubrication, wrong sizing or improper installation. 

  • Squealing and squeaking
  • Smoking or a burning smell
  • Constant misalignment
  • Uneven wearing of the shaft or bushing
  • Overall failure


The following steps will help ensure your spherical plain bearings are ready for the task at hand:

If you would like more strength support for your spherical plain bearing, check out our flange mounts, pillow block mounts, Tri-Arms and more! Each mount is designed specifically to different application needs. To learn more about each assembled bearing mount, view our information sheets.

If you need help choosing your spherical plain bearing or you are not finding the right fit for your application, contact us today. Our engineering team is always ready for new opportunities and designs that can help you find your perfect solution. 



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