With a wall thickness of just 3.0 mm, this new product requires minimal installation space and can be supplied immediately ex-stock. The self-aligning bearing is light and compact, requires no lubrication, is simple to install and adapts to all angular misalignments. The housing and spherical ball liner absorb vibrations differently to steel: the rotational, swiveling and oscillating movements of the self-supporting shaft take place within the spherical cap, which has a dampening effect. The bearings are dry running and therefore maintenance-free. They do not require a seal even in extremely dirty environments, and they are corrosion resistant in liquids and chemicals without exception.