Bushings: Composite vs. Metallic Self-Lubricating BushingsPosted July 21, 2015 by admin
Unlike most traditional bearings, bushings stand out due to the fact that they contain no rolling elements. These bearings offer unique elements not offered by their rolling element counterparts and are used to reduce friction within an application. Common applications for bushings include pumps, food applications such as bakery ovens and bottling plants, as well as in mixers, oil pumps, meters, and more. Common names for bushings include solid, sleeve, journal, or plain bearings.
Composite Self-Lubricating Bushings
Because of the lubrication involved with these bearings, composite bushings will be able to stand up to the highest temperatures and are able to withstand heavy loads. These bushings have resistance to wear, impressive strength, stability within various elements such as water and chemicals, are easily machines, are low maintenance, and have a shock load resistance.
Metallic Self-Lubricating Bushings
There are many pros when it comes to choosing metallic self-lubricating bushings, such as their massive strength due to the metal backing and solid lubricants. This metal proves tough and can carry a high load capacity, has good fatigue properties and stability, and provides low-friction movements. You can also re-machine this bearing for tighter tolerance control. Certain types of metallic self-lubricating bushings can also be used under high temperatures, corrosive and chemical environments, and may also be used under intense pressure.
In the end the type of bushing you choose is relative to what design you are looking for and what application will benefit most from which bushing. Both are great choices. At VNC, we know bearings.
We look forward to partnering with you to provide high quality bushings and bearings. Our bushing are produced using only the best materials and adhere to strict quality standards. VNC Bearings can supply a bearing for whatever your needs and provide the best quality-to-cost ratio in the industry. Trust your bushings with VNC and call today at 800.862.3211.