Angular Contact Spherical Plain Bearings

Angular contact spherical plain bearings – or thrust spherical plain bearings – are known for supporting high-impact loads, high thrust loads and radial loads. The profile below outlines this version of spherical plain bearings overall features.

Angular Contact Spherical Plain Bearings Characteristics

Where They are Used

  • They are used in low speed, high thrust and radial load application like steering axles, suspensions etc.
  • Can be an alternative to taper roller bearings
Angular Contact Spherical Plain Bearing (GW-SW)


Simple Maintenance

High Reliability


Long Service Life


  • Sliding surfaces are metal to metal
  • Inner ring and outer ring are made of hardened rolling bearing steel
  • They can support high thrust loads as well as radial loads
  • They can support high impact loads
  • There are multiple lubrication grooves in spherical surface of outer ring to maintain and dispense grease easily
  • They are self-aligning in all direction
  • Phosphate coating and molybdenum disulfide coating can help in running-in phase and avoid galling and seizure