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Self-Aligning Bearings from igus®
Reduce Costs by 40% & Weight by 80%

Self-lubricating, corrosion-resistant & maintenance-free plastics for industrial equipment

igubal® self-aligning bearings are designed with our highly-engineered composite plastic materials that consist of base polymers for wear resistance, reinforcing fibers for high forces, and solid lubricants for smooth, maintenance-free operation. They are resistant to dirt, dust and corrosion, making them suitable for use in liquids and dirty environments. They can also withstand shock, impact and edge loads.

igubal® self-aligning bearings are also 80% lighter than steel and much quieter than metal bearings. By switching to plastic, you can reduce your overall bearing costs by 40% without sacrificing quality and calculate igubal’s® expected service life before it’s installed inside your machine.


  • 100% self-lubricating and maintenance-free
  • Extremely cost-effective and lightweight
  • Dirt and dust resistant, vibration-damping
  • Corrosion-resistant, can be used in liquid
  • Inner rings set in housings with very little clearance
  • Resistant to temperatures up to 392°F
  • 24-48 hour delivery, no minimum order quantity
Applications and Industries:
  • Conveyor belts for food & beverage industry, ie. bottling
  • Heavy duty areas - wood processing, hydraulics, glass
  • Agriculture and dairy industry

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Rod ends

Rod ends

  • Vibration damping and corrosion resistant
  • Dimensional series K & E according to DIN ISO 12240
  • High temperature, chemical resistant and food contact options available
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Two and four bolt flange bearings

Bolt flange bearings

  • Easy installation
  • High load capacity options
  • Food contact and high temperature options available
  • High rigidity and durability, very lightweight
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Pillow blocks

Pillow block bearing

  • Split housing options for easy installation and removal
  • Large shaft diameter options
  • Metal housing with JEM spherical inserts
  • Maintenance-free dry operation, self-lubricating
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Clevis joints

Clevis joints

  • High tensile strength, very lightweight
  • Vibration and noise damping
  • Can be used with dimensional series E rod ends
  • Left or right-hand thread
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Spherical bearings

Spherical bearings

  • Easy handling and very cost-effective
  • Chemical resistant, 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, very lightweight
  • High compressive strength and elasticity
  • Spherical balls for metal housings
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Contact a spherical bearings expert

Whether you're interested in turnkey, fully assembled solutions or looking to build your own customizable project, let us assist you with a solution based on your specific application and requirements. Contact us via the form below or call us at (800) 521-2747 to discuss your project today!

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Injection-Molded Insert Bearings

JEM cta

JEM plastic insert bearings are grease-free, lightweight & self-lubricating, making them an ideal 1:1 metal bearing replacement.

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Request a Sample Box

igubal sample box

Simply fill out the form below, and we will ship you a free sample box of various igubal® spherical bearings.

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