February 22, 2019
GGB to launch new tribological solutions at HANNOVER MESSE
Tribology is in our DNA
Focusing on customized solutions for the automotive and industrial markets...
From April 1, 2019 to April 5, 2019
Hannover Messe 2019
Visit us at Booth C28 in the Hall 22
From May 13, 2019 to May 16, 2019
CTI Symposium USA
Visit us at Booth #66
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Replace Roller Bearings
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Engineered Plastics Bearings
Fiber Reinforced Composite Bearings
Bushing Blocks and Thrust Plates
Metal and Bimetal Bearings
AT A GLANCE
Given the tight constraints – regulatory, engineering, and cost-related – surrounding electrified train and streetcar projects, finding even minute ways to reduce weight can pay big dividends in the long run.
For example, a pantograph is a jointed framework that conveys current to a train or streetcar.
Plain bearings are employed in the hinge points of pantographs to ensure constant contact with electric lines, and GGB’s MLG self-lubricating fiber reinforced composite bearing offers a lightweight solution with myriad ancillary benefits.
MLG is a value-engineered, filament-wound bearing for lighter-duty applications (like trains and streetcars) that still require the shock, misalignment, and chemical resistance of fiber-reinforced composite bearings.
MLG self-lubricating plain bearings have the same operating temperature range (-195°C to 160°C) as our high-end fiber-reinforced composite solutions, and feature similar low-friction and high-load capacity.
Using MLG filament wound plain bearing for your pantograph offers the following benefits:
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