TEX Stainless Steel Textile Bushing

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TEX Stainless Steel Textile Bushing, TEX Textile Woven Bushing stainless steel /316+PTFE/ fabric
The material is based on a variety of high-quality metals, the surface is covered with PTFE and other additives mainly low friction textile material. This material structure has a higher load-bearing capacity, high-temperature resistance, and longer service life than ordinary three-layer composite materials. The base material is low carbon steel, stainless steel 316, 304, and so on. It is mainly used in high-temperature production lines, construction machinery, automobile chassis parts, ball valves, butterfly valves, water pumps, chemical industry and high-speed trains, and other heavy-duty and low-speed occasions that can not be refueled.


TEX Stainless Steel Woven Textile Bushing, High-Quality sleeve Teflon bushings To Your Specifications. Small Diameter  – Bushing, Check out the variety of configurable.

Self-Lubricating Bearings – Product introduction: PTFE fiber steel back self-lubricating bearing friction surface material is PTFE fiber woven material, the matrix is stainless steel base.
Product features:
1, can work under the condition of complete no lubrication
2, high bearing capacity, up to 210MPa;
3, low friction coefficient, as small as 0.02;
4. No “crawling” phenomenon;
5, there is no cold flow phenomenon as PTFE resin;
6, strong impact load resistance;
7, good corrosion resistance;
8, the use of temperature range of -200℃ ~ 250℃;
9, high wear resistance;
10, with good dimensional stability (such as no expansion phenomenon in water);
11, non-conductive, non-magnetic.
Application: water turbine guide mechanism, ball valve, butterfly valve, textile machinery, and other fields.
Main customers: valve company,

Bushing Bearings supplier, self-lubricating technology with our patented Fabric. We produce a broad line of standard inch and metric self-lubricating bearings in journal and thrust configurations. This unique bearing product offers the user design freedom as well as cost benefits from its “maintenance free” characteristics.

The self-lubricating thrust and metal bearings are suited for applications where normal lubrication is difficult or costly. PTFE fabric-lined thrust bearings.

Bushing Diameter, Flanged bushings (mounted), depending on bore diameter d: Flange diameter

The adhesive compound self-lubricating bushing can be used under interference condition
Can eliminate the gap, play a role of shock, noise elimination, self-lubrication, in the material strength is better than the metal mesh belt, the use of a wider range of conditions, lower cost, more environmentally friendly process.

self-lubricating bushing

Metallic Bearings refer to plain bearings with self-lubricating functions.
They are high-performance, high quality, lubrication-free, and maintenance-free bearings for various industries.

  • Cylindrical Bushings
  • Flanged Bushings
  • Thrust Washer
  • Thrust Plate

steel-backed thrust bearings provide high load capacity and low friction for use where the elimination of lubrication is desirable. Typical applications include industrial valves and valve actuators, vehicle kingpin assemblies, and marine drives.

Non-metallic and hence non-corrosive, these fabric thrust bearings are lightweight and are fabricated of woven PFTE fibers backed by a laminated phenolic resin system. Double-sided construction extends bearing life.

Self-lubricating bushing TEX Stainless Steel Textile Bushing

Steel with PTFE fabric. This new material uses the PTFE fibers fabric overlay on metal backings, the fabric has a very high load capacity and a much longer operating life compared with conventional 3-layer bushes. the metal can be carbon steel(SF-TEX), stainless steel(SF-TEX3), bronze(SF-TEXB), etc. Suitable for rotary and oscillating movement, lower maintenance requirements due to the long re-lubrication intervals, lower wear, lower susceptibility to edge loading, no absorption of water and therefore no swelling, good damping behaviors, good resistance to shock loads. much long service life under lower speed with high load.Featuring the highest load capacity
maintenance-free bearings in the Industry

Max.Load  Static 350N/mm·m Temp: -50℃-250℃
 Dynamic 180N/mm·m  

Friction coefficient

 Max.Speed  Dry 0.5m/s  Thermal conductivity 42W(m·k)
 Lubrication >1m/s
Max.PV(Dry) Short-term 3.6N/mm·m·m/s  coefficient of thermal expansion 11*10k
Continuos 1.8N/mm·m·m/s


■ Serviceable without the need for lubrication. Thin and lightweight for compact design.
■ Demonstrates low coefficient of friction and superior load performance under high-load, low-speed conditions.
■ Usable at the PV values even in the middle- and high-speed zones when lubricated.
■ Usable in the wide temperature range from low to high temperatures. Has superior chemical resistance.
■ Features superior dimensional stability, mechanical strength, and thermal conductivity.
■ The 0.5 mm thin standard steel-backed bushing products are also available for space-saving.

Stainless Steel Backed Textile Bushing
316L is a stainless steel material brand, AISI 316L is the corresponding American label, SUS 316L is the corresponding Japanese label. The unified number code name of China is S31603, the standard number is 022Cr17Ni12Mo2 (new standard), and the old number is 00Cr17Ni14Mo2, indicating that it mainly contains Cr, Ni, Mo, and the number represents the approximate percentage. The national standard is GB/T 20878-2007 (current version).
Chemical composition for Stainless Steel  316L
Carbon C: 0.030 or less
Si Si: 1.00 or less
Manganese Mn: 2.00 or less
S: sulfur 0.030 or less
P P: 0.045 or less
Chromium Cr: 16.00 ~ 18.00
Ni: 10.00 ~ 14.00
Molybdenum Mo: 2.00 ~ 3.00
The difference discrimination
SUS316L stainless steel
SUS316L stainless steel
The most commonly used two kinds of stainless steel 304,316 (or corresponding to Germany/European standard 1.4308,1.4408), 316 and 304 in the chemical composition of the most important difference is that 316 contains Mo, and it is generally recognized that 316 corrosion resistance is better, more corrosion resistance than 304 in a high-temperature environment. Therefore, in a high-temperature environment, engineers generally choose parts made of 316 material. But there is no absolute matter, in a concentrated sulfuric acid environment, no matter how high the temperature is, do not use 316. Otherwise, this matter may be out of the big. Those of you who study mechanics have studied threads, and remember that molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), a black solid lubricant, is applied to prevent threads from biting at high temperatures. Two conclusions can be drawn from this: First, Mo is indeed a high-temperature substance (know what crucible gold is melted with? Molybdenum crucible!). Two: molybdenum is easy to react with high sulfur ions to produce sulfide. So no stainless steel is super resistant to corrosion. After all, stainless steel is just a piece of steel with more impurities (but those impurities are more resistant to corrosion than steel) that can react with other substances.
Corrosion resistance
316L is widely used in the chemical industry because of its excellent corrosion resistance. 316L is also derivative steel of 18-8 austenitic stainless steel, adding 2 ~ 3% Mo element. On the basis of 316L, many kinds of steel are derived, such as 316Ti after adding a small amount of Ti, 316N after adding a small amount of N, and 317L after increasing the content of Ni and Mo.
Most of the existing 316L on the market are produced in accordance with the American standard. Due to cost considerations, steel mills generally try to lower the Ni content of their products. The American standard stipulates that the Ni content of 316L is 10 ~ 14%, while the Japanese standard stipulates that the Ni content of 316L is 12 ~ 15%. According to the minimum standard, there is a 2% difference in Ni content between American standard and Japanese standard, which is reflected in the price is still quite huge. Therefore, customers still need to see clearly when choosing 316L products, whether the products refer to ASTM or JIS standards.
With 316L Mo content, the steel has excellent pitting resistance and can be safely applied to the environment containing Cl- and other halogen ions. Because 316L is mainly used for its chemical properties, steel mills have slightly lower requirements for surface inspection of 316L (compared with 304). Customers with higher surface requirements should strengthen the surface inspection.


Self-Lubricating Multilayer Composite Bushing is of excellent anti-abrasion performance, mainly due to the particular molecule structure of PTFE. The abrasion process can be generally divided into three phases, so there are kinds of friction coefficients. See the right graph:

1. “Running-in” phrase: PTFE compound on the bushing is transferred to its mating surface and forms a lubricating film. At this phase, the friction coefficient is bigger, thus the abrasion pace is very quick. See the curve shown in area I of the graph.
2. “Stabilization” abrasion phrase: After the “Running-in phase”, the friction happens between PTFE and PTFE, thus the friction coefficient is smaller and keeps steady. As a result, the wear rate is low and steady. See the curve shown in areaⅡof the graph.
3. “Sharp” abrasion phrase: As PTFE in the porous layer is slowly consumed up, not enough lubricant can be supplied to the gliding media. The friction coefficient and wear rate will rapidly rise. When 70% of the bronze surface is exposed, the service life of Self-Lubricating Multilayer Composite Bushing closes to its end. See the curve shown in area Ⅲof the graph.

Life Factors
1). PV Value
PV value is an effective criterion to calculate the service life of Self-Lubricating Multilayer Composite Bushing. If there is a need to prolong the service Life, PV value must be reduced.2). Ambient Temperature
The higher the working temperature is, the shorter the life of the products would be.3). Quality of the Mating Surface
Service life Self-Lubricating Multilayer Composite Bushing can be obviously prolonged if its mating axis is made by alloy steel or is plated by hard chrome and with surface Roughness Ra=0.4~0.63.

Additional information


Custom Size, Extra large, Imperial size, Metric Size


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