Traditional Plain Bearing users who handle radial loads and suffer the constant tension of major and minor misalignments can now take heart.
The latest hi-tech addition to the wide and growing range of ZKL- Spherical Plain Bearings will handle radial loads and misalignment with smooth and effortless ease…virtually maintenance free.
Maintenance- free ZKL spherical plain bearings boast several advantages over the rolling-element designs. For example, they do not require lubrication because of the special sliding- contact surface. The sliding layer is asymmetrical, and resistant to moisture. An adhesive bond resist separation. The bearings support high dynamic and static loads. The bearings have a low friction factor and can take high contact pressure.
Plus there are several variations to the bearing design. Spherical plain bearings are good for supporting radial loads and where bearings must work without maintenance. The design is also recommended where it’s suitable to lubricate a metallic sliding- contact surface, as in unilateral loads. The design can be combined with axial spherical plain bearings to support axial loads also.