Self-Aligning Bearings

Self-aligning bearings are used when the alignment of the housing and the shaft is difficult and the shaft is likely to flex. This type of bearing generates less frication than any other bearings, which ensure they run cooler even at very high speeds. Self-aligning bearings are for low to medium radial loads and also low thrust loads Types of self-aligning bearings include basic design bearings, bearings with an extended inner ring and sealed bearings. Self-aligning bearings are used in applications requiring high rotating speeds or which are subject to heavy stress loads, such as in chemistry pumps and agricultural machinery.