For applications where misalignment, shaft deflection, or other issues exist, self-aligning spherical assemblies may be the answer. Reach new performance levels with support from Lubrite® Technologies.

Self-Aligning Spherical Assemblies Explained 

A self-aligning spherical assembly is comprised of two rows of balls with common spherical raceways in an outer ring. Also called a self-aligning ball bearing, its design enables effective operation even when the shaft and housing are uneven.

As a result, this ball bearing type is suitable for potentially problematic applications. Examples include:

  • Textiles
  • Offshore Equipment
  • Mining
  • Industrial Processing
  • Power Generating Facilities
  • Heavy Machinery
  • Material-Handling Equipment
  • Power Machinery
  • Agricultural
  • Aerospace
  • Process Plant Machinery
  • Marine Vessels
  • Transportation

Self-aligning ball bearings generate less friction than other bearing types, permitting them to run at higher speeds without building up as much heat. They’re perfect for low- and medium-sized loads.

Leading Spherical Assembly Manufacturer

Lubrite® Technologies is an ISO 9001:2015-, AASHTO-, and AISC-certified manufacturer of self-aligning ball bearings or demanding civil, industrial, and heavy-duty applications. Our products are permanent, self-lubricated, and oil-less, which eliminates the need for regular upkeep. Other advantages include:

  • Fully Self-Lubricating
  • Low Coefficient Of Friction
  • Can Carry Dynamic And Static Loads
  • Prevents Galling, Scoring, And Seizing
  • Accommodates Structural Rotation
  • High- And Low-Temperature Operation
  • Maintenance-Free
  • Lightweight
  • Cost-Effective
  • Resists Dirt And Dust
  • Dampens Vibrations
  • Resists Corrosion

We can manufacture self-aligning spherical assemblies from an array of metals. Often-used materials are bronze, stainless steel, aluminum, iron, and steel alloys, which provide unparalleled performance in harsh conditions.

Custom Self-Aligning Ball Bearings

Lubrite® Technologies takes pride in developing solutions for complex wear and rotational challenges. Our in-house engineering team specializes in the development of self-aligning spherical assemblies that meet unique requirements.

When designing custom bearings, our goal is to improve performance and longevity while accommodating your timeline and budget. Prototypes can be created for validation and testing.

Once the design is approved, full-scale production begins. With many manufacturing and value-added services under one roof, your supply chain is streamlined. Our capabilities include:

  • CNC Machining
  • Welding
  • Painting

Perform Better, Longer 

Boost your application’s lifespan and performance with support from Lubrite® Technologies. We leverage advanced equipment, skilled personnel, and innovative engineering to produce industry-leading friction and wear solutions for our clients.

Reach out to us for additional information about our self-aligning spherical assemblies. Our experts are happy to discuss your needs in greater detail.