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Spherical bearings
Lower cost, longer service life

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Reduce costs by 40% and weight by 80% with plastic spherical bearings vs. metal

Shock and dirt-resistant high-performance plastics

igubal® spherical bearings are manufactured from high-performance and self-lubricating plastic. The bearing materials are completely maintenance-free and self-aligning, with resistance to dirt, dust and corrosion. Special materials are also available for requirements such as resistance to temperatures up to 392˚F.

What are the benefits of igubal® spherical bearing technology?

  • 100% self-lubricating and maintenance-free
  • Extremely cost-effective and lightweight
  • Dirt and dust resistant
  • Corrosion-resistant, can be used in liquid
  • Vibration-damping
  • Inner rings set in housings with very little clearance
  • Depending on material, resistant to temperatures up to 392°F
  • Delivery within 24 - 48 hrs.
  • No minimum order quantity

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Rod ends  
Rod ends

  • Maintenance-free dry operation
  • High rigidity and durability
  • Compensation of misalignment errors
  • Compensation of edge loads
  • Very lightweight
  • Female or male thread

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Clevis joints  
Clevis joints

  • High tensile strength
  • Vibration and noise damping
  • Can be used in combination with dimensional series E rod ends
  • Very lightweight
  • Left or right-hand thread

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Pillow block bearing  
Pillow block bearing

  • Maintenance-free dry operation
  • High rigidity and durability
  • Maintenance and self-lubricating
  • High media resistance
  • High radial loads
  • Temperatures up to 176 °F

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Flange bearings  
Flange bearings

  • Maintenance-free dry operation
  • High rigidity and durability
  • Compensation of misalignment errors
  • Compensation of edge loads
  • Very lightweight
  • Temperature-resistant up to 392 °F

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Spherical bearings  
Spherical bearings

  • Easy handling
  • Very cost-effective
  • Chemical resistance
  • Very lightweight and robust
  • Also available as double joints
  • Temperature-resistant up to 392 °F

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Spherical balls  
Spherical balls

  • Maintenance-free dry operation
  • Corrosion-resistant
  • High compressive strength and elasticity
  • Very lightweight
  • Different materials
  • Spherical balls for metal housings

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Application examples

Extreme applications

Following successful testing, this manufacturer is deploying plastic bearing in all their equipment.

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More applications

In a great variety of industries, spherical bearings are used to technically refine solutions and save costs.

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More information on igubal® spherical bearings

News 2019  
News 2019

Learn more about our 2019 news and product range.

Service life calculator for spherical bearings  
Service life calculator

Simply enter application parameters to obtain the expected service life.

Spherical bearing test laboratory  

igubal® self-aligning spherical bearings are thoroughly tested in the dry-tech® test laboratory.

Technical data for spherical bearings  
Design of igubal® spherical bearings

More about the design, materials, application areas and development of igubal® spherical bearings.

Application Assistance

For further questions or product information, please contact:

Preston Souza

Dry-tech Product Specialist


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