Plain bearings

Plain Bearings offer reduced friction in oscillating and slowly rotating applications - without the need for rolling elements such as balls or rollers.

Rod end

Acorn supplies all types of Plain Bearings and holds a broad range of Spherical Plain Bearings and Rod Ends in stock.

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Our highly experienced sales teams and bearing specialists are on hand to help with your enquiry and provide the right solutions for your machine.

Either the lubrication characteristics of the materials themselves, or additional specialised sliding materials, minimise friction between the moving surfaces inside the bearing. Unlike rolling bearings, the load on a Plain Bearing is distributed over a large contact area resulting in low specific load and good sliding properties - making them the ideal solution for high load – slow speed applications.

Features & Benefits of Plain Bearings Include:

  • Large load carrying surface area
  • High load carrying capacity

Applications where Plain Bearings are used

The characteristics of Plain Bearings make them suitable for a wide variety of industrial machinery, such as, construction and agricultural equipment, as well as, fork lift trucks and industrial robots.


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