Angular contact spherical plain bearings are spherical in shape and inclined at an angle to the bearing axis (fig. 1). This design makes them well suited for accommodating combined (radial and axial) loads. Single angular contact spherical plain bearings can only accommodate axial loads acting in one direction and can be separated, enabling the rings to be mounted separately.
SKF manufactures maintenance-free single acting angular contact spherical plain bearings with a steel/PTFE FRP sliding contact surface combination in the GAC series as standard. Other design and series are available on request.