Bushings, also referred to as plain bearings, plain bushings or sleeve bearings, are intended to reduce friction between two sliding surfaces. Bushings are commonly used with rotating or sliding shafts to reduce vibration and noise and improve efficiency. Spherical bushings comprise of inner and outer rings with spherical surfaces. Spherical bushings are self-aligning and can tolerate large radial and axial loads simultaneously. There are different types of spherical bushings, but they can be broadly categorised into steel-on-steel type bushing and the maintenance-free bushings, which use different materials on the sliding surface. CBC is Australia’s largest distributer of plain and spherical bushings. We offer a wide range of spherical bushings from leading brands such as NTN, NSK and Schaeffler. Contact us today to discuss your requirements for spherical bushings.