Spherical Plain Bearing

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A shaft is inserted in a truncated sphere, which is held by a split bearing cap. The cap has a spherical hollow portion that forms a spherical plain bearing. The word "plain" means that it has no other rolling components. This kind of bearing lets the shaft rotate relatively freely.

Contributed by: Sándor Kabai (January 2009)
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