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Bearings FAQ

Frequently asked questions relating to bearings

We have assembled a variety of frequently asked questions (FAQs) about bearings products, applications and services. Just click on the question you are interested in below and you will be taken to a remarkably succinct and accurate answer:



- Are bearings used in oil and gas production?
- Can I replace bearings in multi-gym pulley wheels?
- What are aerospace bearings used for?
- What are hydropower bearings used for?
- Which type of bearing can be used in radial or axial piston pumps?
- What are transmission & gearbox bearings used for in automotive applications?



- What is EP® or Engineered Plastics?
- Where do I find specific EP® engineered plastics bearings catalogs?
- Are EP® engineered plastics bearings are self-lubricating?
- What general tolerances can be achieved with the EP® plastic bushings?
- How do I know if a EP® engineered plastic bearing material can operate in my application?
- Are you able to machine the engineered plastics bearing samples?
- Are engineered plastics bearing materials machinable once installed by the customer?
- Is it feasible to overmold an EP® plastic bearing solution?
- Is there a minimum order quantity for EP® engineered plastic bearings?
- Which EP® engineered plastic bearing materials and shapes are available on stock?



- What are DU® bearings?
- Where do you buy DU® bushes?
- What is a self-lubricating bearing?
- Why use Bronze Bushings?
- Bearings and bushings are made from what metal?



- Can a spherical bearing be used in high misalignment and high load conditions?
- Can GGB produce special bearing forms, types and dimensions on demand?
- Does GGB sell hydrodynamic bearings?
- How does the performance of sleeve bearings and ball bearings compare?
- What is a ball bearing?
- What is a bushing?
- What is a deep groove ball bearing?
- What is a roller bearing? 
- What is a sleeve bearing?
- What is a slide bearing?
- What is the difference between bearings and bushings?
- What are the differences between plain bearings and roller bearings?
- What are cylindrical bearings and how are they used?
- What are plain bearings?
- What are flange bearings?
- What are thrust washers?
- What are radial and axial bearings?


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