Spherical Bearings are available in inch and metric sizes.

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Five spherical plain bearings are available in sizes from 1/2 to 12 in. and 4 to 300mm. Types include: Standard Radial, for heavy radial loading and thrust loading; Extended Inner Ring, which eliminates locational spacers; High Misalignment, with heavy cross section to accommodate greater misalignment; Angular Contact, for unidirectional thrust and combination loads; and Self-Lubricated, with Teflon(R), dry film or injection molded polymer lubrication.



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AST's Spherical Plain Bearings Available In Five Basic Types


MONTVILLE, NJ - AST BEARINGS, of Montville, New Jersey, one of the nation's largest suppliers of precision bearings, now offers a comprehensive line of five spherical plain bearing types to augment its already extensive product line.

AST's Spherical Plain Bearings are suitable for a broad range of industrial applications, such as off-highway vehicles, agricultural equipment, mining and logging equipment, packaging and textile equipment, robotics, etc. The product line is available in standard industrial bore sizes from 1/2" to 12" as well as metric sizes from 4mm to 300mm. Custom sizes are available upon special request.

Five basic types are offered:

Standard Radial: Heavy radial loading, thrust loading, non-separable and designed to accommodate misalignment.

Extended Inner Ring: Designed to eliminate locational spacers

High Misalignment: Featuring a heavy cross section specifically to accommodate greater misalignment.

Angular Contact: Single acting - for unidirectional thrust and combination loads.

Self-Lubricated: Designed for low maintenance with Teflon(R), dry film or injection molded polymer lubrication.

ASTs Spherical Plain Bearings also feature:
* Fractured, solid or two-piece outer rings
* Two or three-piece metal-to-metal constructions
* Open or sealed versions available
* Maintenance-free lined versions available

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