Self-aligning plain bearings refer to a type of bearing designed to accommodate misalignments between the housing and the shaft. The self-aligning capability comes from the construction of the two rings. In this type of bearing, the inner ring and an outer ring fit perfectly with each other so that the two rings slip effortlessly along one another. The inner ring has two raceways and the outer ring has only one raceway. Plain bearings are generally regarded as low-cost, versatile bearings. Their compact size and light weight make them suitable for variety of applications. They also have a high load-carrying capacity. BSC is Australia’s largest distributor of self-aligning plain bearings. Our wide range of self-aligning plain bearings include brands such as RBC, Schaeffler, JMC, FK, NTN, Timken and Aurora. Contact our friendly staff for any enquiries regarding self-aligning plain bearings, rod ends or link balls.