Product overview

SKF manufactures plain bearings in various types, designs and with different sliding contact surface combinations or materials as follows:
Radial spherical plain bearings

Radial spherical plain bearings requiring maintenance (table 1)

  • steel/steel spherical plain bearings
  • steel/steel spherical plain bearings with inch dimensions
  • steel/steel spherical plain bearings with extended inner ring


SKF Explorer steel/steel plain bearings (table 2)


Maintenance-free radial spherical plain bearings

  • sliding contact surface combination steel/PTFE sintered bronze (table 3)
  • sliding contact surface combination steel/PTFE fabric (table 4)
  • sliding contact surface combination steel/PTFE FRP (table 5)
Angular contact spherical plain bearings

Angular contact spherical plain bearings (table 6)

  • sliding contact surface combination steel/PTFE FRP


Angular contact spherical plain bearings - special designs

  • sliding contact surface combination steel/PTFE fabric (upon request)
  • sliding contact surface combination steel/steel (upon request)
  • steel/steel double direction angular contact spherical plain bearing (upon request)
Thrust spherical plain bearings

Thrust spherical plain bearings (table 7)

  • sliding contact surface combination steel/PTFE FRP


Thrust spherical plain bearings - special designs

  • sliding contact surface combination steel/PTFE fabric (upon request)
  • sliding contact surface combination steel/steel (upon request)
Rod ends

Rod ends requiring maintenance

  • sliding contact surface combination steel/steel
  • sliding contact surface combination steel/bronze (table 11)


SKF Explorer steel/steel rod ends (table 12)


Maintenance-free rod ends (table 13)

  • sliding contact surface combination steel/PTFE sintered bronze
  • sliding contact surface combination steel/PTFE fabric
  • sliding contact surface combination steel/PTFE FRP
Bushings

Bronze bushings (table 14)

  • solid bronze bushings
  • sintered bronze bushings
  • wrapped bronze bushings


Composite bushings (table 15)

  • PTFE composite bushings
  • POM composite bushings

PTFE polyamide bushings (table 16)

Filament wound bushings (table 17)


Thrust washers

Composite thrust washers (table 18)

  • PTFE composite thrust washers
  • POM composite thrust washers
Strips

Composite strips (table 19)

  • PTFE composite strips
  • POM composite strips
For design overviews, its types and characteristics, refer to Spherical plain bearings and rod ends and Bushings, thrust washers and strips.
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