Self-aligning plain bearings consist of an inner ring and an outer ring, perfectly fit in such a way that the two rings slip effortlessly along one another. The self-aligning aspect comes from the construction of the two rings. The inner ring has two raceways and the outer ring has only a single raceway. The center of curvature of the inner ring is aligned with the bearing axis that allows for the system to automatically correct misalignments caused by installation errors or machining errors. In general, plain bearings are some of the least expensive types of bearings and also the most versatile. They are compact in size and are lightweight for use in a variety of circumstances. They also have a high load-carrying capacity. CBC is Australia’s biggest and best distributor of self-aligning plain bearings. We stock and supply a wide range of self-aligning plain bearings from world-leading suppliers such as RBC, Schaeffler, JMC, FK, NTN, Timken and Aurora. If you need it – you can trust us to meet your requirements. Whether you need self-aligning plain bearings, rod ends or link balls… we have all your bearing requirements covered. Contact us today.