Spherical plain bearings

Spherical plain bearings are pre-finished machine parts (DIN ISO 12240) with spherical sliding surfaces which are constructed for tilting, swivelling or circular movements at slow sliding speeds. They are particularly suitable for bearing arrangements where movements between shaft and housing or alignment movements have to be accommodated.

Spherical plain bearings can be divided into three main groups. These are available as a type requiring maintenance or maintenance free:

Factors reducing the lifetime of spherical plain bearings are for example dirt, humidity and vibrations. For critical applications please contact WSW.

Especially suitable for applications in the Offshore industry are our Composite spherical plain bearings which are maintenance free and saltwaterresistant.

All spherical plain bearings at a glance

Type Maintenance Characteristics Informations Comparsion No.: Search criteria
GE..C
DIN ISO: 12240-1
Series: E
hardchrome/ PTFE composite material
maintenance free

Dimensions:
(4-30) mm
Temperatures:
-50°C up to +150°C

  • Outer ring of carbon steel, pressed around the inner ring with sliding surface of PTFE-composite material

  • Inner ring of bearing steel, hardened, sliding surface treated with chromium plating

  • Please note: These bearings must not be lubricated. Lubrication reduces the lifetime!

Features:
The inner rings are composed of hardened bearing steel with a hardchrome-plated sliding surface. The outer rings are composed of steel with PTFE-composite material which is pressed around the inner ring.
GE..C,GE..C,GE..UK,SRB..,GE..UK,GE..EC,GE..UK,GE..EC,GE..EC,GE..D,GE..UK,
GE..ET-2RS
DIN ISO: 12240-1
Series: E
hardchrome/ PTFE- fabric
maintenance free

Dimensions:
(15-120) mm
Temperatures:
-30°C up to +130°C

  • Outer ring of bearing steel, fractured, hardened and phosphated, with lip seals on both sides, with sliding surface of PTFE-fabric

  • Inner ring of bearing steel, hardened, sliding surface treated with chromium plating

  • Suffix-2RS: lip seals on both sides

  • Please note: These bearings must not be lubricated. Lubrication reduces the lifetime!

Features:
The outer rings are composed of hardened bearing steel with firmly glueed PTFE-fabric. The inner rings are composed of a hardchrome-plated sliding surface.
GE..ET-2RS,GE..TE-2RS,GE..UK-2RS,SRT..-2RS,GE..UK-2RS,GE..EC-2RS,MB..FSS,GE..UK-2RS,GE..HW-A,GE..EC-2RS,GE..EC-2RS,GE..UK-2RS,BM..,SAR1..SS,GE..UK-2RS,
GE..XT-2RS
DIN ISO: 12240-1
Series: E
hardchrome/ PTFE-fabric
maintenance free

Dimensions:
(140-300) mm
Temperatures:
-30°C up to +130°C

  • Outer ring of bearing steel, axuak split twice (fixed with retaining ring), hardened and phosphated, with lip seals on both sides, with sliding surface of PTFE-fabric

  • Inner ring of bearing steel, hardened, sliding surface treated with chromium plating

  • Suffix-2RS: lip seals on both sides

  • Please note: These bearings must not be lubricated. Lubrication reduces the lifetime!

Features:
The outer rings are composed of hardened bearing steel with firmly glueed PTFE-fabric. The inner rings are composed of a hardchrome-plated sliding surface.
GE..XT-2RS,GE..TA..-2RS,GE..UK-2RS,MB..LFSS,
GE..ET/X
DIN ISO: 12240-1
Series: E
hardchrome/ PTFE-fabric
maintenance free

Dimensions:
(15-60) mm
Temperatures:
-50°C up to +150°C

  • Outer ring of hardened stainless steel with firmly glued PTFE-fabric

  • Inner ring of hardened stainless steel, Sliding surface treated with chromium plating

  • Please note: These bearings must not be lubricated. Lubrication reduces the lifetime!

Features:
The Inner rings are composed of hardened stainless steel with a harchrome-plated sliding surface. The Outer rings are composed of hardened stainless steel with firmly glued PTFE-fabric
GE..ET/X,GE..TGR/GE..T(X)G3A,SR..TGR,GE..TGR/GE..TG3A,GE..EC-NIRO,
GE..ET-2RS/X
DIN ISO: 12240-1
Series: E
hardchrome/ PTFE-fabric
maintenance free

Dimensions:
(15-60) mm
Temperatures:
-30°C up to +130°C

  • Outer ring of hardened stainless steel with firmly glued PTFE-fabric

  • Inner ring of hardened stainless steel, Sliding surface treated with chromium plating

  • Suffix-2RS: lip seals on both sides

  • Please note: These bearings must not be lubricated. Lubrication reduces the lifetime!

Features:
The Inner rings are composed of hardened stainless steel with a harchrome-plated sliding surface. The Outer rings are composed of hardened stainless steel with firmly glued PTFE-fabric
GE..ET-2RS/X,GE..TGR-2RS/GE..T(X)G3A-2RS,SR..TG3A-2RS,GE..TG3A-2RS,
GE..XT/X
DIN ISO: 12240-1
Series: E
hardchrome/ PTFE-fabric
maintenance free

Dimensions:
(70-200) mm
Temperatures:
-50°C up to +150°C

  • Outer ring of hardened stainless steel, axuak split twice (fixed with retaining ring) with firmly glued PTFE-fabric

  • Inner ring of hardened stainless steel, Sliding surface treated with chromium plating

  • Please note: These bearings must not be lubricated. Lubrication reduces the lifetime!

Features:
The Inner rings are composed of hardened stainless steel with a harchrome-plated sliding surface. The Outer rings are composed of hardened stainless steel with firmly glued PTFE-fabric
,GE..TGR/GE..T(X)G3A,GE..TGR/GE..TG3A,ETLDT..-63,
GE..XT-2RS/X
DIN ISO: 12240-1
Series: E
hardchrome/ PTFE-fabric
maintenance free

Dimensions:
(70-200) mm
Temperatures:
-30°C up to +130°C

  • Outer ring of hardened stainless steel, axuak split twice (fixed with retaining ring), with lip seals on both sides with firmly glued PTFE-fabric

  • Inner ring of hardened stainless steel, Sliding surface treated with chromium plating

  • Suffix-2RS: lip seals on both sides

  • Please note: These bearings must not be lubricated. Lubrication reduces the lifetime!

Features:
The Inner rings are composed of hardened stainless steel with a harchrome-plated sliding surface. The Outer rings are composed of hardened stainless steel with firmly glued PTFE-fabric
GE..XT-2RS/X,GE..TGR-2RS/GE..T(X)G3A-2RS,SR..TG3A-2RS,GE..TG3A-2RS,
GEG..C
DIN ISO: 12240-1
Series: G
hardchrome/ PTFEcomposite material
maintenance free

Dimensions:
(4-30) mm
Temperatures:
-50°C up to +150°C

  • Outer ring of carbon steel, pressed around the inner ring with sliding surface of PTFE-composite material

  • Inner ring of bearing steel, hardened, sliding surface treated with chromium plating

  • wider inner ring and larger swivel angle is needed, suitable for larger loads of mechanism

Features:
The inner rings are composed of hardened bearing steel with a hardchrome-plated sliding surface. The outer rings are composed of steel with PTFE-composite material which is pressed around the inner ring.
GEG..C,GEH..C,GE..FW,SRLB..,GE..FW,GE..FW,GE..FW,GE..GC,GE..GC,GE..FW,
GEG..ET-2RS
DIN ISO: 12240-1
Series: G
hardchrome/ PTFE-fabric
maintenance free

Dimensions:
(15-110) mm
Temperatures:
-30°C up to +130°C

  • Outer ring of bearing steel, fractured, hardened and phosphated, with lip seals on both sides, with sliding surface of PTFE-fabric

  • Inner ring of bearing steel, hardened, sliding surface treated with chromium plating

  • wider inner ring and larger swivel angle is needed, suitable for larger loads of mechanism

  • Suffix-2RS: lip seals on both sides

  • Please note: These bearings must not be lubricated. Lubrication reduces the lifetime!

Features:
The outer rings are composed of hardened bearing steel with firmly glueed PTFE-fabric. The inner rings are composed of a hardchrome-plated sliding surface.
GEG..ET-2RS/X,GEH..TE-2RS/GEH..TA-2RS,GE..FW-2RS,SRLT..-2RS,GE..FW-2RS,GE..FW-2RS,GE..BW-A,GE..FW-2RS,
GEG..XT-2RS
DIN ISO: 12240-1
Series: G
hardchrome/ PTFE-fabric
maintenance free

Dimensions:
(120-280) mm
Temperatures:
-30°C up to +130°C

  • Outer ring of bearing steel, fractured, hardened and phosphated, with lip seals on both sides, with sliding surface of PTFE-fabric

  • Inner ring of bearing steel, hardened, sliding surface treated with chromium plating

  • wider inner ring and larger swivel angle is needed, suitable for larger loads of mechanism

  • Suffix-2RS: lip seals on both sides

  • Please note: These bearings must not be lubricated. Lubrication reduces the lifetime!

Features:
The outer rings are composed of hardened bearing steel with firmly glueed PTFE-fabric. The inner rings are composed of a hardchrome-plated sliding surface.
,
GEEW..ET
DIN ISO: 12240-1
Series: W
hardchrome/ PTFE-fabric
maintenance free

Dimensions:
(12-63) mm
Temperatures:
-50°C up to +150°C

  • Outer ring of bearing steel, fractured, hardened and phosphated, with lip seals on both sides, with sliding surface of PTFE-fabric

  • Inner ring of bearing steel, hardened, sliding surface treated with chromium plating

  • inner diameter = ball width

  • Please note: These bearings must not be lubricated. Lubrication reduces the lifetime!

Features:
The outer rings are composed of hardened bearing steel with firmly glueed PTFE-fabric. The inner rings are composed of a hardchrome-plated sliding surface.
,
GEEW..ET-2RS
DIN ISO: 12240-1
Series: W
hardchrome/ PTFE-fabric
maintenance free

Dimensions:
(12-63) mm
Temperatures:
-50°C up to +150°C

  • Outer ring of bearing steel, axuak split twice (fixed with retaining ring), hardened and phosphated, with lip seals on both sides, with sliding surface of PTFE-fabric

  • Inner ring of bearing steel, hardened, sliding surface treated with chromium plating

  • Suffix-2RS: lip seals on both sides

  • Please note: These bearings must not be lubricated. Lubrication reduces the lifetime!

Features:
The outer rings are composed of hardened bearing steel with firmly glueed PTFE-fabric. The inner rings are composed of a hardchrome-plated sliding surface.
,GE..LW/-2RS,GE..BNW-A,
GEH..XT
DIN ISO: 12240-1
Series: H
hardchrome/ PTFE-fabric
maintenance free

Dimensions:
(100-420) mm
Temperatures:
-50°C up to +150°C

  • Outer ring of bearing steel, axuak split twice (fixed with retaining ring), hardened and phosphated, with lip seals on both sides, with sliding surface of PTFE-fabric

  • Inner ring of bearing steel, hardened, sliding surface treated with chromium plating

  • Please note: These bearings must not be lubricated. Lubrication reduces the lifetime!

Features:
The outer rings are composed of hardened bearing steel with firmly glueed PTFE-fabric. The inner rings are composed of a hardchrome-plated sliding surface.
,
GEH..XT-2RS
DIN ISO: 12240-1
Series: H
hardchrome/ PTFE-fabric
maintenance free

Dimensions:
(100-420) mm
Temperatures:
-30°C up to +130°C

  • Outer ring of bearing steel, axuak split twice (fixed with retaining ring), hardened and phosphated, with lip seals on both sides, with sliding surface of PTFE-fabric

  • Inner ring of bearing steel, hardened, sliding surface treated with chromium plating

  • Suffix-2RS: lip seals on both sides

  • Please note: These bearings must not be lubricated. Lubrication reduces the lifetime!

Features:
The outer rings are composed of hardened bearing steel with firmly glueed PTFE-fabric. The inner rings are composed of a hardchrome-plated sliding surface.
,
GEC..XT
DIN ISO: 12240-1
Series: C
hardchrome/ PTFE-fabric
maintenance free

Dimensions:
(320-460) mm
Temperatures:
-30°C up to +130°C

  • Outer ring of bearing steel, axuak split twice (fixed with retaining ring), hardened and phosphated, with sliding surface of PTFE-fabric

  • Inner ring of bearing steel, hardened, sliding surface treated with chromium plating

  • Please note: These bearings must not be lubricated. Lubrication reduces the lifetime!

Features:
The outer rings are composed of hardened bearing steel with firmly glueed PTFE-fabric. The inner rings are composed of a hardchrome-plated sliding surface.
,
GEC..XT-2RS
DIN ISO: 12240-1
Series: C
hardchrome/ PTFE-fabric
maintenance free

Dimensions:
(320-460) mm
Temperatures:
-50°C up to +150°C

  • Outer ring of bearing steel, axuak split twice (fixed with retaining ring), hardened and phosphated, with lip seals on both sides, with sliding surface of PTFE-fabric

  • Inner ring of bearing steel, hardened, sliding surface treated with chromium plating

  • Suffix-2RS: lip seals on both sides

  • Please note: These bearings must not be lubricated. Lubrication reduces the lifetime!

Features:
The outer rings are composed of hardened bearing steel with firmly glueed PTFE-fabric. The inner rings are composed of a hardchrome-plated sliding surface.
,
GEH..HC
DIN ISO: 12240-1
Series: H
hardchrome/ PTFE composite material
maintenance free

Dimensions:
(100-630) mm
Temperatures:
-50°C up to +150°C

  • Outer ring of carbon steel, radially split twice, held together with screws, with sliding surface of PTFE-composite material

  • Innering of bearing steel hardened. Sliding surface treated with chromium plating

Features:
The inner rings are composed of hardened bearing steel with a hardchrome-plated sliding surface. The outer rings are composed of steel with PTFE-composite material which is pressed around the inner ring.
GEH..HC,GEP..FS,GEP..FS,
GEC..HT
DIN ISO: 12240-1
Series: C
hardchrome/ PTFE-fabric
maintenance free

Dimensions:
(320-630) mm
Temperatures:
-50°C up to +150°C

  • Outer ring of carbon steel, radially split twice, held together with screws, with sliding surface of PTFE-fabric material

  • Inner ring of bearing steel hardened. Sliding surface treated with chromium plating

Features:
The outer rings are composed of hardened bearing steel with firmly glueed PTFE-fabric. The inner rings are composed of a hardchrome-plated sliding surface.
,GE..DW,
GE..COMP
DIN ISO: 12240-1
Series: E
stainless steel/composite material
maintenance free

Dimensions:
(15-200) mm
Temperatures:
-50°C up to +130°C

  • Outer ring of stainless steel
    Inner ring of maintenance free composite material which is made up of synthetic fine fabric with evenly compound solid lubricants.

Features:
The sliding surfaces of composite bearings are composed of stainless steel and a maintenance free composite material which is made up of sysnthetic fine fabric with evenly compound solid lubricants.
,ND..S,ND..S,
GE..COMP-S
DIN ISO: 12240-1
Series: E
stainless steel/ composite material
maintenance free

Dimensions:
(15-200) mm
Temperatures:
-50°C up to +70°C

  • Outer ring of stainless steel

  • Inner ring of maintenance free composite material which is made up of synthetic fine fabric with evenly compound solid lubricants and mounted stainless steel bushing.

Features:
The sliding surfaces of composite bearings are composed of stainless steel and a maintenance free composite material which is made up of sysnthetic fine fabric with evenly compound solid lubricants.
,ND..,ND..,
GE..COMP-P
DIN ISO: 12240-1
Series: E
stainless steel/composite material
maintenance free

Dimensions:
(220-300) mm
Temperatures:
-50°C up to +70°C

  • Outer ring of stainless steel with inserted maintenance free sliding plates made up of composite material, radially split and held together with screws

  • Inner ring of stainless steel

Features:
The sliding surfaces of composite bearings are composed of stainless steel and a maintenance free composite material which is made up of sysnthetic fine fabric with evenly compound solid lubricants.
,ND..L,ND..L,
GEC..COMP-P
DIN ISO: 12240-1
Series: C
stainless steel/ composite material
maintenance free

Dimensions:
(320-1000) mm
Temperatures:
-50°C up to +70°C

  • Outer ring of stainless steel with inserted maintenance free sliding plates made up of composite material, radially split and held together with screws

  • Inner ring of stainless steel

Features:
The sliding surfaces of composite bearings are composed of stainless steel and a maintenance free composite material which is made up of sysnthetic fine fabric with evenly compound solid lubricants.
,ND..L,ND..L,
GEH..COMP-P
DIN ISO: 12240-1
Series: H
stainless steel/ composite material
maintenance free

Dimensions:
(320-1000) mm
Temperatures:
-50°C up to +70°C

  • Outer ring of stainless steel with inserted maintenance free sliding plates made up of composite material, radially split and held together with screws

  • Inner ring of stainless steel

Features:
The sliding surfaces of composite bearings are composed of stainless steel and a maintenance free composite material which is made up of sysnthetic fine fabric with evenly compound solid lubricants.
,HD..L,HD..L,
GAC..T
DIN ISO: 12240-2
Series:
hardchrome/ PTFE-fabric
maintenance free

Dimensions:
(25-200) mm
Temperatures:
-50°C up to +150°C

  • Outer ring of bearing steel, hardened, with sliding surface of PTFE-fabric

  • Inner ring of carbon chromium steel, hardened, sliding surface hard chromium plated

Features:
The outer rings are composed of hardened bearing steel with firmly glueed PTFE-fabric. The inner rings are composed of a hardchrome-plated sliding surface.
GAC..T,GAC..F,GE..SW,SR..SW,GE..SW,GE..SW,GE..SW,GE..HSW,GE..SW,
GX..T
DIN ISO: 12240-3
Series:
hardchrome/ PTFE-fabric
maintenance free

Dimensions:
(10-360) mm
Temperatures:
-50°C up to +150°C

  • Housing washer of bearing steel, hardened, with sliding surface of PTFE-fabric

  • Shaft washer of bearing steel, hardened, sliding surface hard chromium plated

Features:
The outer rings are composed of hardened bearing steel with firmly glueed PTFE-fabric. The inner rings are composed of a hardchrome-plated sliding surface.
GX..T,GX..F,GE..AW,SR..AW,GE..AW,GE..AW,GE..AW,GE..HXW,
IR..COMP-G
DIN ISO:
Series:
Composite inner ring, splitted
maintenance free

Dimensions:
(16-200) mm
Temperatures:

  • Inner ring is axially split and made up of maintenance free composite material for mounting in housings

Features:

GEC..HT-2RS
DIN ISO: 12240-1
Series: C
hardchrome/ PTFE-fabric
maintenance free

Dimensions:
(320-600) mm
Temperatures:
-30°C up to +130°C

  • Outer ring of carbon steel, radially split twice, held together with screws, with sliding surface of PTFE-fabric material - Innering of bearing steel hardened. Sliding surface treated with chromium plating

  • lip seals on both sides

Features:
The outer rings are composed of hardened bearing steel with firmly glueed PTFE-fabric. The inner rings are composed of a hardchrome-plated sliding surface.
,GE..DW,
IR..COMP-GS
DIN ISO:
Series:
Composite inner ring, splitted
maintenance free

Dimensions:
(16-200) mm
Temperatures:

  • Inner ring is axially split and made up of maintenance free composite material for mounting in housings

  • IR∙∙COMP–GS can be lubricated via 4 holes and a circular oil groove.

Features:

GEEW..XT
DIN ISO: 12240-1
Series: W
hardchrome/ PTFE-fabric
maintenance free

Dimensions:
(70-320) mm
Temperatures:
-50°C up to +150°C

  • Outer ring of bearing steel, axuak split twice (fixed with retaining ring)

  • hardened and phosphated

  • with sliding surface of PTFE-fabric

  • Inner ring of bearing steel, hardened, sliding surface treated with chromium plating

Features:
The outer rings are composed of hardened bearing steel with firmly glueed PTFE-fabric. The inner rings are composed of a hardchrome-plated sliding surface.
GEEW..XT-2RS
DIN ISO: 12240-1
Series: W
hardchrome/ PTFE-fabric
maintenance free

Dimensions:
(70-320) mm
Temperatures:
-30°C up to +130°C

  • Outer ring of bearing steel, axuak split twice (fixed with retaining ring)

  • hardened and phosphated

  • with sliding surface of PTFE-fabric

  • Inner ring of bearing steel, hardened, sliding surface treated with chromium plating

  • outer ring axially split twice, but with lip seals on both sides

Features:
The outer rings are composed of hardened bearing steel with firmly glueed PTFE-fabric. The inner rings are composed of a hardchrome-plated sliding surface.
GE..ET-2HPS-L048
DIN ISO: 12240-1
Series: E
hardchrome/ PTFE-fabric
maintenance free

Dimensions:
(15-120) mm
Temperatures:
-40°C up to +150°C

  • As series GE..ET-2RS, Maintenance free spherical plain bearings newest generation with high performance and new developed seal

Features:
The outer rings are composed of hardened bearing steel with firmly glueed PTFE-fabric. The inner rings are composed of a hardchrome-plated sliding surface.
GE..TXE-2LS,GE..UK-2TS
GE..XT-2HPS-L048
DIN ISO: 12240-1
Series: E
hardchrome/ PTFE-fabric
maintenance free

Dimensions:
(140-300) mm
Temperatures:
-40°C up to +150°C

  • As series GE..ET-2RS, Maintenance free spherical plain bearings newest generation with high performance and new developed seal

  • outer ring axially split twice

Features:
The outer rings are composed of hardened bearing steel with firmly glueed PTFE-fabric. The inner rings are composed of a hardchrome-plated sliding surface.
GE..TXA-2LS,GE..UK-2TS
GEG..ET-2HPS-L048
DIN ISO: 12240-1
Series: G
hardchrome/ PTFE-fabric
maintenance free

Dimensions:
(15-110) mm
Temperatures:
-40°C up to +150°C

  • As series GE..ET-2RS, Maintenance free spherical plain bearings newest generation with high performance and new developed seal

Features:
The outer rings are composed of hardened bearing steel with firmly glueed PTFE-fabric. The inner rings are composed of a hardchrome-plated sliding surface.
GEG..XT-2HPS-L048
DIN ISO: 12240-1
Series: G
hardchrome/ PTFE-fabric
maintenance free

Dimensions:
(15-110) mm
Temperatures:
-40°C up to +150°C

  • As series GE..ET-2RS, Maintenance free spherical plain bearings newest generation with high performance and new developed seal

  • outer ring axially split twice

Features:
The outer rings are composed of hardened bearing steel with firmly glueed PTFE-fabric. The inner rings are composed of a hardchrome-plated sliding surface.
GEEM..ET-2RS
DIN ISO:
Series:
hardchrome/ PTFE-fabric
maintenance free

Dimensions:
(20-60) mm
Temperatures:
-30°C up to +130°C

  • As series GE..ET / GE..XT / GE..ET-2RS / GE..XT-2RS but with cylindrical extensions on each side

Features:
The outer rings are composed of hardened bearing steel with firmly glueed PTFE-fabric. The inner rings are composed of a hardchrome-plated sliding surface.
GEEM..XT-2RS
DIN ISO:
Series:
hardchrome/ PTFE-fabric
maintenance free

Dimensions:
(20-60) mm
Temperatures:
-30°C up to +130°C

  • As series GE..ET / GE..XT / GE..ET-2RS / GE..XT-2RS but with cylindrical extensions on each side

  • outer ring axially split twice

Features:
The outer rings are composed of hardened bearing steel with firmly glueed PTFE-fabric. The inner rings are composed of a hardchrome-plated sliding surface.
GEH..HC-2RS
DIN ISO: 12240-1
Series: H
hardchrome/ PTFEcomposite material
maintenance free

Dimensions:
(100-630) mm
Temperatures:
-50°C up to +150°C

  • Outer ring of carbon steel, radially split twice, held together with screws, with sliding surface of PTFE-composite material

  • Innering of bearing steel hardened. Sliding surface treated with chromium plating

Features:
The inner rings are composed of hardened bearing steel with a hardchrome-plated sliding surface. The outer rings are composed of steel with PTFE-composite material which is pressed around the inner ring.
GEH..HC,GEP..FS,GEP..FS,
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