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igubal® spherical bearing technology
– up to 40% more cost-effective and
up to 80% lighter than metal bearings

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Change your spherical bearings now - up to 40% more cost-effective than bearings made of metal

Robust, dirt-resistant, service life can be calculated online

igubal® spherical bearings are maintenance-free, self-aligning bearing elements manufactured completely from plastic. Depending on the choice of material, deployment at temperatures up to +200 °C is possible. Over and above this, the entire igubal® joint system is insensitive to dust and dirt and resistant to to corrosion. Thanks to its lubrication-free properties, there are no obstacles to deployment in liquid media. The igubal® expert will guide you through the few steps necessary to calculate online the service life of spherical bearings.

What are the benefits of igubal® spherical bearing technology?

  • 100% lubrication-free and maintenance-free
  • Extremely cost-effective
  • No lubrication necessary, resistant to dust and dirt
  • Corrosion-free, can be used in liquid media
  • Vibration-dampening
  • Inner rings set in housings with very little clearance
  • Lightweight
  • Depending on the choice of material, deployable at temperatures up to +200 °C
  • Delivery within 24 - 48 hrs.
  • No minimum order value or quantity
  • Predictable service life

Spherical bearings made of high-performance polymers - versatile and cost-effective

Rod ends  
Rod ends

Maintenance-free dry operation

High rigidity

High durability

Compensation of misalignment errors

Compensation of edge loads

Very lightweight

Female or male thread

Clevis joints  
Clevis joints

High tensile strength


Noise dampening

Can be used in combination with dimensional series E rod ends

Very lightweight

Left or right-hand thread

Pillow block bearing  
Pillow block bearing

Maintenance-free dry operation

High rigidity

High durability

Maintenance and lubrication-free

High media resistance

High radial loads

Temperatures up to +80 °C

Flange bearings  
Flange bearings

Maintenance-free dry operation

High rigidity

High durability

Compensation of misalignment errors

Compensation of edge loads

Very lightweight

Temperatures up to +200 °C

Spherical bearings  
Spherical bearings

Easy to fit

Very cost-effective

Resistant to chemicals

Very lightweight

Very robust

Also available as double joints

Temperatures up to +80°C

Spherical balls  
Spherical balls

Maintenance-free dry operation


High compressive strength

High elasticity

Very lightweight

Different materials

Spherical balls for metal housings

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More information on igubal spherical bearings

Spherical bearing innovations  
News 2019

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Service life calculator for spherical bearings  
Expert system

Simply enter application parameters to obtain the expected service life.

Spherical bearing test laboratory  

The dry-tech® test laboratory is the place where the self-aligning maintenance-free igubal® spherical bearings are thoroughly tested.

Technical data for spherical bearings  
Design of igubal® spherical bearings

More about the design, materials, application areas and development of igubal® spherical bearings.

Application examples

Extreme applications

Following successful testing, this manufacturer is deploying plastic bearing in all their equipment.

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More applications

In a great variety of industries, spherical bearings are used to technically refine solutions and save costs.

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