Spherical Plain Bearings - Inch
Units handle heavy radial loads and bidirectional axial loads at same time. Standard designs utilize carbon chromium steel-on-steel sliding surface, which is hardened, phosphated and treated with Molybdenum Disulfide (MoS2). Others have PTFE-lined steel outer sliding surfaces on chrome-plated balls. Units with ES suffix can be relubricated through annular grooves and oil holes in inner and/or outer rings. Styles include:
- GEZ ES Series - General purpose units feature single fracture design and MoS₂ treated steel-on-steel sliding surface. Also available with maintenance-free, low-friction PTFE lined races (GEZ TE 2RS) and corrosion-resistant stainless steel (GEZ TE/X).
- COM Series - Commercial duty units feature steel-on-steel sliding surface with chrome-plated balls. Also available with maintenance-free, low-friction PTFE lined races (COM T) and corrosion-resistant stainless steel (SSCOM).