Many applications require bearings that are suitable for oscillating movements and that can accommodate misalignment. Rolling bearings only partly fulfil these requirements as they are generally designed for continuous rotation and can only accommodate limited misalignment. Therefore, SKF manufactures spherical plain bearings, rod ends and bushings to provide an economical solution to these challenges.
Spherical plain bearings, rod ends and bushings are produced in various designs and with different sliding contact surface combinations. Each design and combination has characteristic properties which makes it particularly suitable for certain applications.