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  1. Spherical bearings are available is a variety of types to accommodate a wide range of applications. What all of them have in common is the ability to accommodate misalignment from mounting or shaft deflection. Regardless of the type of spherical bearing, they all share a common working principal. All varieties have outer rings that with…

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    October 16 2015
  2. Understanding bearing tolerance factors is an integral consideration for engineers, so AST’s tribological team has created a whitepaper to organize all of our spherical plain bearings tolerance information in a single, comprehensive document. The whitepaper provides readers with an in-depth look at the inner and outer ring tolerances for all AST radial spherical plain bearings…

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    January 9 2015
  3. AST Bearings’ website features a variety of white papers covering a range of spherical plain bearings, free of charge. These white papers include spherical plain bearings requiring lubrication (steel-on-steel) and maintenance-free spherical plain bearings, which are broken down into categories according to the sliding contact surfaces: steel-on-PTFE composite material, steel-on- PTFE fabric and steel-on-copper alloy. The…

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    October 31 2014
  4. AST Bearings offers nearly 1,000 spherical plain bearing products ideal for off-highway applications. Let their bearing experts and engineers guide your buying experience and create cost-efficient solutions tailored to your specifications. Click for more information

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    June 13 2014