GGB Self-Lubricating Bearings offer low friction and corrosion resistance required by Fluid Power applications

Fluid Power

GGB’s range of high performance bearings is ideally suited to meet the unique application requirements of the fluid power industry. Our low-friction, self-lubricating bearings offer complete solutions, performing reliably under high loads and speeds while resisting cavitation and chemical attack, making them suitable for use in today’s advanced fluid power applications.

Superior Advantages in High Performance Bearings


GGB pump bearings are ideal for piston pumps, vane pumps and motors

GGB maintenance-free bearings are compatible with common hydraulic fluids and many types of water emulsions, making them ideal for use in vane pumps, gear and piston pumps and motors.

In addition to excellent friction and wear properties, their ability to perform reliably under demanding loads and speeds make them well suited for many fluid power applications.


RELIABILITY FOR hydraulic pumps and motors

We provide a range of solutions for hydraulic pumps and motors, including shaft bearings, cradle bearings, thrust blocks, wear plate hydraulic cylinders, and rod guide bearings. Even for the most demanding applications, our customers can rely on our advanced aluminum alloys for high-strength, anti-galling and low friction. 

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External Gear pumps and motors

In hydraulic external gear pumps and motors, pressure balanced bushing blocks and thrust plates minimize side-face leakage and contribute to high volumetric efficiency. A plain bearing in the bushing block supports the demanding pressures and speeds of hydraulic pumps and motors. 

GGB customers rely on our advanced aluminum alloys for its high strength, anti-galling, and low friction properties. The global leader in high performance bearing solutions, we combine our advanced expertise in materials and machining along with state-of-the-art manufacturing at our four global production plants; utilizing that latest in automation, CNC technologies, robotic handling and CMM inspections.

Vane Pumps, Gerotor and Internal Gear Pumps

Vane pumps, gerotor and internal gear pumps all use a single bearing located on a drive shaft passing through the center of a rotor to provide low-friction and support the rotating cam and rotor. Reducing friction on the drive shaft increases the pumps’ mechanical and volumetric efficiencies.


GGB motor and pump bearings for fluid power application

Axial Piston Pumps

Axial piston pumps use shaft journal bearings to support their loads and speeds. These bearings are also used in axial piston pumps, serving as slipper plates for rotation of the piston plate as well as cradle bearings to accommodate the oscillating movement of a swashplate to allow variable displacement, pressure and flow.

Radial Piston Motors

Radial piston motors rely on high performing bearing to support the operating loads and speeds. It is critical that these bearings provide ultra-low friction, high load capacity and high resistance to wear and cavitation from the high-pressure fluid conditions in these motors.

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RELIABILITY FOR Air conditioning and refrigEration COMPRESSORS

The pressure is on to design compressors and compressor components that are targeted to meet customer’s increasing higher speed and higher load needs and COP (co-efficient of performance) improvements. But when these challenges are met, new ones are bound to arise—from performance stability through product lifespan, of course, the longer service life, the better.

GGB already can offer a great series of products in compressors. Nowadays GGB also offer different tribological solutions which may be regardless of geometry and material, may be new replacement of traditional compressor components - providing compressor applications access to multiple product lines & technologies to find right price/performance solution.

Solutions ideal for:

  • Scroll compressors
  • Rotary compressors
  • Piston compressors
  • Hermetic and semi-hermetic reciprocating compressors
  • Air – conditioning
  • Refrigeration
  • Heat pump


Improved CoP (Coefficient of Performance) 

GGB self-lubricating pump bearings for fluid power industry
  • GGB’s low friction bearing materials reduce power losses for increased output and efficiency.


  • GGB bearings are self-lubricating, making them ideal for applications requiring long bearing life without continuous maintenance and saving maintenance cost.

Extend the service life in low lubrication conditions

  • Thanks to PTFE in the majority of their plain bearings composition, GGB can work in low lubricated and even dry conditions. This helps to extend the service lifa and avoid seizure in the fields.

Replacement of costly roller bearings

  • GGB plain bearings can replace more expensive roller bearings in certain applications, providing a greater contact area to give higher load capacity, shock loading resistance and improved performance.


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High Performance Bearings for Fluid Power



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GGB Bearing Technology’s low-friction, self-lubricating bearings offer a complete solution for the fluid power industry.