Radial spherical plain bearings serve an important function within the off-highway world, particularly in the construction, forestry, and agricultural sectors, because they’re crucial to the equipment and vehicles used in those industries. They’re key to OEMs’ ability to create reliable products that endure extreme environments. Knowing the basics about these components, and how they compare to other commonly used components, is fundamental to making good design choices.
In a recent article for Power Transmission Engineering, AST Bearings engineers provide a comprehensive education on radial spherical plain bearings. Topics include varieties and use cases, loading considerations, and maintenance requirements.
To read their usage advice and analysis of perhaps the most important type of component used by off-highway OEMs, click here.