November 6, 2018
GGB drives excitement leading up to CTI symposium in Germany
Showcasing our solutions for transmissions, GGB will proudly participate in the CTI symposium in...
From February 18, 2019 to February 21, 2019
14th International Conference Innovative Seating 2019
From April 1, 2019 to April 5, 2019
Hannover Messe 2019
Visit us at Booth C28 in the Hall 22
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Replace Roller Bearings
Reduce Size / Weight
Engineered Plastics Bearings
Fiber Reinforced Composite Bearings
Bushing Blocks and Thrust Plates
Metal and Bimetal Bearings
AT A GLANCE
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Plain bearings, also referred to as bushings, sleeve bearings, solid bearings, shaft bearings, or journal bearings, are differentiated from roller bearings by the fact that plain bearings have no rolling elements.
Plain bearings reduce friction by using highly-specialized bearing materials, such as PTFE or graphite, to facilitate movement between two surfaces. Plain bearings can be either self-lubricating or externally lubricated.
High quality plain bearings are defined by the bearing material used, which includes metal-polymer, fiber reinforced composite, metal or bi-metal and engineered plastic. Plain bearings are commonly used in static oscillatory applications such as hinges, pivots and linkages. One special subtype of plain bearing is a spherical plain bearing, which can accommodate moderate misalignment.
GGB offers a variety of plain bearings that may replace roller bearings.
Plain bearings offer several advantages:
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