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GGB tribological polymer coatings for cranes


Giving your crane operation a lift with tribology

Crane engineers face many unique challenges—from automatic greasing system failures, sealing issues and cost of maintenance to safety and noise, vibration and harshness (NVH). These are costly, time-consuming issues and can have a big impact on an operation’s bottom line. GGB’s tribological surface solutions are not only designed to solve these problems, they also help prevent them from happening in the first place.  

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●    Shipyards and ports 
●    Manufacturing plants
●    Construction and excavation 


The Big Challenges for Crane Manufacturers & MRO

The Big Challenges for Crane Manufacturers & MRO

Automatic lubrication system failure, demanding environments, noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) issues as well as high maintenance costs are major challenges for the crane industry. With GGB's tribological plain bearings and polymer coating solutions, you can increase the productivity of your crane system, extend its service life, and reduce downtime and maintenance costs. Benefit from our self-lubricating, grease-free plain bearings, TriboShield polymer coatings and paired TriboMate coatings solutions which offer low friction and high wear resistance.



GGB - Tribological Solutions for a World in MotionReduce automatic greasing system failure 

GGB grease-free bearings and tribological coatings solutions can reduce the need for frequent and costly greasing system failures on high-performance cranes and heavy-duty hydraulic machinery.

GGB - Tribological Solutions for a World in Motion
GGB - Tribological Solutions for a World in Motion Extend longevity in the most demanding environments 

Built to withstand high friction, even in the harshest offshore environments. ​

Hard chrome eliminaton by polymer coatings Hard chrome ban

With high toxicity levels, high costs, and more bans likely coming in the next decade —chemical conversion coatings are becoming a thing of the past. GGB polymer coatings solutions are the most effective alternative.

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Enhance manufacturing productivity Enhance manufacturing productivity 

Industrial applications can enhance manufacturing capabilities by enabling mass custom production with less downtime.

Reduce costs Reduce costs 

Grease-free bearings and polymer coatings help reduce costs associated with lubrication maintenance. They’re also a critical preventive measure against catastrophic failures of crane components.

GGB - Tribological Solutions for a World in Motion Improve safety 

Keep your operation running safely and optimally with surface solutions designed to outperform and outlast, without failure.  

Your unique surface solution

At GGB, our tribological bearings and polymer coatings solutions are precisely designed to meet and exceed operating expectations in performance, durability and longevity—even in the most demanding on and offshore environments. Reducing friction and minimizing automatic greasing system failures means safer operation, fewer repairs and extended wear life. Add it all up and it all translates to a better bottom line, too. 


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The difference is clear with Tribology

GGB can provide customers with a viable tribological solution with our range of standard TriboShield or our paired TriboMate polymer coating solutions for just about any crane—from smaller chain hoists to enormous Gantry crane operations. GGB’s TriboMate® paired coatings are specifically designed to work with and enhance the performance of GGB products—bearings and TriboShield® coatings.Our environmental-friendly coatings can also replace chrome in your application. To meet the need for high load, self-lubricating bearings that provide low wear rates, we offer our line of Fiber Reinforced Composite bearings. GAR-FIL bushing offers very good friction and wear properties in these demanding conditions.  Because the environment for these cranes is usually dirty, we introduced our SBC sealed fiber reinforced composite bearings and assistance in how to insert it. Our application and tribology experts can partner with you and develop a unique design proposal.

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