Spherical bearings are used a lot in the eyes if hydraulic cylinders and many other joints and hinges where the
alignment of shaft and housing cannot be guaranteed. In wet and dirty environments it is difficult to keep
these bearings (both lubricatedas well as the maintenance free bearings) in a good condition.
Seals and lubrication must be in a perfect condition in order to keep the bearings alive.
In many of these applications the maximum misalignment angles are limited.
If (in general) these anglesare limited to no more than 0.5° they can be replaced by D-glide
bushings in one piece with the same dimensions and geometry.
Flexibility of the bearings is sufficient to cope with any misalignment.
The result is a cheap, reliable bearing, without moving parts and without the need for external provisions like
seals or lubrication.
D-Glide Non-Spericals: bearings in the joints
and hydraulic cylinders of deck hatches.
Advantages of the D-Glide solution
- No moving parts
- Easy installation
- No corrosion
- Very low cost
- Short delivery times