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GAR-MAX®

Self-Lubricating Fiberglass Reinforced Plain Bearing
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Product's benefits

  • Material allows for simple assembly
    Simple assembly
  • Material is resistant to shock loads
    Resistant to Shock Loads
  • Material eliminates/reduces maintenance
    Maintenance Free Operation
  • Material allows for compact design
    Common to One Piece Compact Design
  • Material withstands high loads
    High Load Capacity
  • Material helps extend application's service life
    Extended service life
  • Material operates well in dry environment
    Dry operation

Characteristics

  • High load capacity
  • Excellent shock and misalignment resistance
  • Excellent contamination resistance
  • Very good friction and wear properties
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Very good dry wear performance
  • GAR-MAX® bearing sizes available according to DIN ISO 4379 for the replacement of traditional greased bronze bearings
 
AVAILABILITY

Bearing forms available in standard dimensions

  • Plain cylindrical bushes

Metric bearings and imperial bushings made to order: cylindrical bushes with non-standard lengths and wall thickness, flanged bearings, hexagonal and square bores, liner on outer diameter, customized bearing designs

Brochure
GGB FRC Range - Fiber Reinforced Composite Bearings - High Load Self-Lubricating Bearings
Datasheet
GGB GAR-MAX - Self-Lubricating Fiberglass Reinforced Plain Bearing Material

Operating performance

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GAR-MAX®
Dry Operation Very Good
Lubricated Operation Fair
Greased Operation Fair
Machinable Consult with Applications Engineer
RoHS Compliant Compliant
Standard Sizes Available
Application Excellence
HSG
Very Good
Fair
Fair
Consult with Applications Engineer
Compliant
Available
MLG
Very Good
Good
Poor
Consult with Applications Engineer
Compliant
Available
HPM
Very Good
Fair
Poor
Applicable
Compliant
Not Available
HPMB®
Very Good
Fair
Not Recommended
Applicable
Compliant
Not-applicable

Composition

 

  • Fiber and Epoxy Resin Composite Bushing Material 
  • Continuous wound PTFE and high-strength fibers encapsulated in an internally lubricated, high temperature filled epoxy resin sliding layer + continuous wound fiberglass encapsulated in a high temperature epoxy resin

 

Technical specifications

  • General

    BEARING PROPERTIES Value Unit
    Maximum load, p
    - Static 210 30,000 N/mm2 psi
    - Dynamic 140 20,000 N/mm2 psi
    Operating Temperature
    - Min -195 -320 °C °F
    - Max 160 320 °C °F
    Dry
    Maximum sliding speed, U 0.13 25 m/s fpm
    Maximum pU Factor 1.05 30,000 N/mm² x m/s psi x fpm
    Coefficient of Friction, f 0.05-0.30* 0.05-0.30* μ μ
    Recommendations
    Shaft surface roughness, Ra 0.15-0.40 6-16 µm µin
    Shaft surface hardness
    - Normal > 350 > 350 HB HB
    - For longer service life > 480 > 480 HB HB
    For Superior Performance Value
    Oil Lubricated GAR-FIL
    Grease Lubricated DX/DX10
    Water Lubricated HPF/HPM
    Process Fluid Lubricated GAR-FIL

* Depending on operating conditions

GAR-MAX® Case Study

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