Features and applications of plain bearings
A plain bearing, sometimes known as a sliding bearing, consists of only a bearing surface, with no rolling elements.
These bearings can handle more misalignment than a spherical bearing, and are suitable for oscillating or reciprocating movements.
Features & Benefits of Plain Bearings Include:
- Large load carrying surface area
- High load carrying capacity
- High tolerance for misalignment
- Can handle oscillating or reciprocating movements
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