Spherical Bearings

Spherical bearings are capable are operating under extreme conditions for as much as twice as long as conventional roller bearings or ball bearings. Spherical bearings have the additional benefit of needing only minimal lubrication. The rollers found in spherical roller bearings are thicker in the middle than at the ends. The bearing race is shaped to fit this design and it means that spherical bearings can be adjusted to cater for loads that are misaligned. Variants of spherical roller bearings include such features as an oil groove and a perforated outer ring, to extend longevity and to facilitate easier lubrication. The construction of spherical rollers is complex but they can have a greater friction capability as the various parts of spherical rollers are able to run at different speeds. As spherical bearings are suitable for applications where the alignment of the rotation axis is changed by rotational movement, they have a variety of domestic and industrial uses, from a computer mouse to sewing machines to heavy machinery and car suspension.

  • Butser Rubber Ltd

  • Hunger Hydraulic UK Ltd

  • Transmission Developments Co (GB) Ltd