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Bushing design guide, bushings for Combines & Harvesters

Bushing design guide

Bushing Material Selection – Choose Parts!

How To Choose The Most Suitable Plain Bearing Based On The Comprehensive Performance And Price? Bronze Bushing Material, Bronze Bushings – Discover Our Catalogues!

A Guide to Bearings and Bushings, Self lubricating Bushings

Bushing or Bearing, what’s the difference?

There’s really no difference: a bushing is a type of bearing. In general, a “bearing” facilitates movement between two parts while reducing friction. Simple in design, a typical bearing has two surfaces that roll against each other, allowing the two mating parts to move without friction.


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What is a bushing?

The bushing is a cylindrical mechanical part set on the rotating shaft, and is a component of the sliding bearing. Generally speaking, the sleeve and the bearing seat using interference fit, and with the shaft using clearance fit.

The similarities between bearings and bushings

The same thing between bushing and bearing is that both of them bear the load of the shaft.

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The difference between bushings and bearings

The difference between the two is that the sleeve is a whole structure, the rotation is the relative movement between the shaft and the sleeve; while the bearing is a split type, the rotation is the relative movement of the inner and outer ring of the bearing itself. But in essence, the bushing is actually a kind of plain bearing.

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Plain Bearing Bush Technology to Reduce Costs

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We offers the whole range of metal, polymer and resin bushes. Bushings, also sometimes named sleeve bearings, have low friction coefficient. They can be used dry or greased. They are used in rotative movements with heavy loads. The choice of the bushing depends on speed, temperature and load.

When applicable, our bushes are produced according to ISO 3547. See our catalogue for more details. We also provide lead-free bushings. Metal Polymer Bearing: Designed To Greatly Reduce The Transmission Of Noise And Vibration. High Quality. High Performance.

In industry, quality, sustainability and cost-effectiveness are all important factors in choosing bushing bearings products. Before identifying the value & price of the bushing bearings product, we generally need to describe its performance & characteristics, in accordance with legal norms, form a detailed document, the user will have quality to follow when buying. Let’s follow this thought path and explore the story behind self-lubricating plain bearing bush material products.

Want to run your system efficiently and still save money?

Choosing the right bearings bushing is important!

Rolling Bearings vs. Sliding Bearings, What’s the Difference?

A roller bearing is a cylindrical unit used to provide low friction movement for a bushing or housing. A ball bearing is a spherical unit with the same objective as a roller bearing. The real difference is the contact surface between the bearing and the track.

Sliding bearing material and bushing type selection guides!

We offer customized plain bearings to meet your needs and applications. Our engineering team is happy to suggest and recommend the most suitable design, material, size, type, etc.

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Using the best sleeve bushing materials around

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Today, as light weighting becomes the mainstream of industrial design, we are all seeking more optimized system space, more efficient system operation, and lower costs. All of this can only be achieved with customized friction reduction system solutions, and traditional rolling bearings are constrained by conditions that make it difficult to achieve light weighting and customization. Take a look at how customized bushing solutions for self-lubricating plain bearings can make systems run more efficiently and save money at the same time! ✦Less is more: Smaller bearings give you more ✦✦Lighter weight products. Compared to rolling bearings, self-lubricating plain bearings have smaller bore diameters and take up less space, so you can greatly optimize system space and save your production costs. Easy assembly: The simpler one-piece construction of the sliding bearing eliminates the need for complex operations during installation, saving you time and labor for installation.

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Resin-based plain bearings
composite bushes
pom composite bushes

High-quality bearing bushing

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Higher load capacity: Sliding bearings can withstand higher impact forces through face contact compared to point contact rolling bearings. Good partner for innovative design: Traditional rolling bearings are all standard parts and cannot be customized in size and shape, thus limiting the development and design of products. We can customize sliding bearing solutions to meet customer needs, so that your whims are no longer limited! Reduced post-maintenance!

Self-lubrication can be achieved in some applications, which not only reduces environmental pollution, but also allows for maintenance-free operation, greatly reducing post-maintenance costs. Quietness: Sliding self-lubricating bearings use a unique composite structure that has less surface friction and vibration than rolling bearings, effectively reducing the noise of your equipment. Want to run your system efficiently and still save cast? Choosing the right sliding bushing or bearings is important!

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Always self-lubricating, Always long-lasting

Bearings – High Performance, POM Bushing Or Other Composite Bushing

They can be plain polymer ( such as POM) or layered with mesh of PTFE and a structure with epoxy resin and glass fiber. Put a variety of different engineering composite bushings bearings together to do performance comparison, to find the one suitable for plain bushing bearing, this process is not easy. The first thing to look at is the composition of the composite bearing material. In this step you may be confused by countless materials with strange names. They have many fancy names and claim to be versions of “Teflon”, “POM”, “PTFE”, “3 layer”, “Sliding Material” “Oilless Bushing Material”and “Dry Bearing Material”. Not surprisingly, most self-lubricating bearings are specific mixtures made from the same small molecules that come together and have special chemical names. Typical polymers that can be used as bearings are PTFE, POM, some materials with high temperature resistance or other characteristics such as PEEK, PTFE Fabric… So how exactly do we compare? There are many useful tools, such as data sheets on the famous network, sample books on self-lubricating bearing materials and, of course, books on the subject of self-lubricating sliding bearing materials. But the key question is, how do you know which one to use? Flanged wrapped Bushing, available with flange or washer shape. Some plates are on stock. Other on request!

Top quality

Polymer bushings are used in a lot of different situations. Small minimum order cost or quantity, Savings potential up to 40%. Submit an inquiry!

Custom Plain Bushings

We Offer Our Vast Inventory of High-Quality Bushings. Search Catalog. View Bushing Bearings Type. Order Online.

thermoplastic polymer bearing

Online Sourcing: Bushing Design Guide

Check out where metal plain bearing bushings have been used in real-world applications around the world from a wide range of industries, from combine harvesters to rollercoasters, from hot-air balloons to light aircraft.

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dx pom coated bushing

Self-lubricating Bearings Design

Self-lubricating Bearings: Custom Machine Bushing Parts Made from High-Performance Metal Lubricating Material! Discover the wide range of bearings and components we have.

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Bushing Material Selection Tested & proven.

Always the Right Solution: Custom Part & Self-Lubricated Component Manufacturing Service to Your Exact Specifications

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  • Browse our Most Popular Plain Bearings
  • Browse our Most Popular Plain Bearings
  • Browse our Most Popular Plain Bearings
  • Browse our Most Popular Plain Bearings
  • Browse our Most Popular Plain Bearings

Cylindrical Wrapped Bushing, POM≠POM Composite Bushing, The Right Bushing Material for Your Project!

Explore the catalog of bearings bushings, bronze bushes and bearings of all types. Discover the wide range and fill out the form: you can also request custom bushing drawings! High level experts. Efficiency & reliability.

Self-lubricating composite bushings


The bushing has 3 layers : a steel or bronze strip to improve mechanical resistance – a porous sintered bronze layer for heat conductivity, dimensional stability and the bonding of the sliding layer – a PTFE based sliding layer with good auto lubricant quality (low wear and low friction).

Polymer Bush

The polymer bushing has a composite structure : a steel layer – a porous sintered bronze layer – an alveolate acetal surface. POM usually refers to is not pure POM, pure POM can not meet the requirements of bearing life. In order to visualize this, we tested all composite bearing materials on a standardized test platform, and of course, the same tests were carried out on a variety of competing products. Test parameters include but are not limited to: load, speed, load type and motion type to detect wear of samples.

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* Cylindrical, flanged, washer or special shape. Dimensions are checked according to ISO 3547. Application area examples for plain bushings are:

  • agricultural machinery
  • hoisting equipment
  • construction machinery
  • forestry machinery
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Where now meets next, Bushing Design Guide


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self-lubricating bushing design guide

Bushing Application Examples,

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Plain bearings – applications overview

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plain bearing for agriculture

Self-Lubricating, Greaseless Bronze Bearings – Agriculture, Bearings for Tractors & Farm

  1. Equipment.Linkage and Pivot
  2. Points
  3. Hinges
  4. Pedals
  5. Steering and Suspension
  6. Assemblies
  7. King Pins
  8. Hydraulic Cylinders
  9. Doors and Chutes
  10. Boom Pivots

Your customers depend on your equipment to deliver dependable performance that increases productivity and uptime while making it easier to multi-task from sunup to sundown.

plain bearing for medical application

we offer a wide variety of slide bearings materials that can meet the demanding needs of medical equipment applications. Our tribological bearings and composite bushing can be found in a wide range of applications.

Greaseless Wrapped Bronze Bearings & Tribological Coatings – Medical. Wrapped bronze bushings and sleeve slide bearings surface solutions meet these demands while extending the service life of your hospital bed, wheelchairs, dental seating, and more.

Composite bushing has tested to be one of the best solutions for Wheelchair applications, specifically in the stem and axle.

Pivot points, folding mechanisms, wheel bearings, and ergonomic adjustments are a few of the additional applications bronzelube excels in.

plain bearing for industrial

High-performance maintenance-free industrial wrapped bronze bearings provide solutions for a diverse range of applications from civil engineering to rail, food to medical.

Tribological Solutions for a World in Motion

Bending Presses

Cable Winding Devices



Food processing equipment


Heat-Treating Units

Industrial applications on both land and underwater

Industrial solder machines

Injection molding


Machine Tools

Manufacturing Equipment

Material Handling

Packaging Equipment

Power Tools

self-lubricating bearings for textile machinery

Metal composite plain bushings for the textile industry.

plain bushings and dry bearig bearings are installed in this leather-splitting machine.

plain bearing for packing machine

Filling machine / Packing machine

development plain bushing, bushing bearing production for cosmetic, food, and pharmaceutical machinery filling machinery and packing machinery.

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Bearings for port machinery, self-lubricating bearings, plain bearings, bushings, oil-free bearings, bushings

Find a bushing in your area, today.

The Magic of Plain Bushing Bearing Data for Your Applications! You can compare the data of a variety of different self-lubricating bearing materials, from the low cost to the high end of different self-lubricating composite bearing metal bushing, easily find the right sliding bearing for your application. Whether you’re looking for a cost-effective solution or a superior durability solution, you can verify it by calculating and comparing options, or downloading data sheets, but highly realistic test data provides more credibility, doesn’t it?

  • Sliding bearings are used in a wide range of applications, especially for low-speed oscillating/low-load high-speed applications, and for equipment that requires maintenance-free operation. If you are still using needle bearings, find out the difference with this new solution!

  • We have been a supplier and exporter of metal composite bearings in the field of plain bearings and have accumulated many years of experience in the development of friction reduction systems.

  • We are not afraid of challenges and risks, and are happy to try out different solutions for our customers, and use our tribological expertise to develop and create different products together with them!

Choose Your Lubricated Bronze Plain Bearing & Best Bushing Material!

Grease-free & Plain Bushing Benefits: Bushings are effective in reducing the transmission of shock and vibration between components. In the automotive industry, the use of self-lubricating bushings in shock absorbers has many benefits, including improved safety and comfort while driving, minimized noise and damage due to reduced vibration.

PTFE bushing

Plain Bushing Design Guide

Plain bushing design guide, Self-lubricating, Low cost Bearing Design, Low Weight, We make your prototype, You receive your finished bushing bearing product!

Strong and Flexible.

Find your bushing material, Maintenance-free, we almost always offers a solution. For plain bearings, the physical property table usually lacks parameters directly related to the suitability of plain bushing bearing materials, such as wear resistance, which is a key consideration for bushing bearing life.

Easy Installation Bushing

Lean assembly: easy installation, Two times longer service life at high loads, *Need Assistance? Call Or Email Us Engineering Support Available

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We manufacturer sleeve bushing plain bearings tailored to your needs.

How do you know, what kind of bushing material with better performance?

General-purpose steel-based self-lubricating bearings without oil feed without oil lubrication or less oil lubrication, can be in use without or less maintenance. Good wear resistance, small friction coefficient, long service life. Has the right amount of elastic-plastic, can distribute the stress in the wider contact surface, improve the bearing capacity. The static and dynamic friction coefficient is close, so as to ensure the working accuracy of the machine. Can make the machinery reduce vibration, reduce noise, prevent pollution, improve working conditions. The transfer film can be formed during the operation to protect the grinding shaft. For grinding shaft hardness requirements are low, thus reducing the processing difficulty of related parts. Thin wall structure, lightweight, can reduce the mechanical volume. Steel back can electroplate a variety of metals, can be used in the corrosive medium; At present, it has been widely used in sliding parts of various machines.

  • What do we customize for plain shaft bushing?
  • Plain Bearing Bushing Sizes:We can customize the dimensions of our plain bearings.
  • Plain Bearing Bushing Design: We have always focused on effective design of plain bearings, offering competitive pricing without compromising performance, quality and use.
  • Plain Bearing Bushing Materials: We offer a wide range of friction self-lubricating materials, including metallic, bimetallic and non-metallic materials. Each material is available in different self-lubricating and requiring lubrication.

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“This is a question that people often ask us: “How long will this material last?” In order to answer this fundamental question, in addition to providing written data, we decided to take a more practical approach — life calculation, which is backed by a huge amount of real data obtained from actual wear testing. To this end, we have built a professional test platform to allow a variety of materials to run for a long time in real conditions, such as any type of load, speed and different applications. At the same time, we also overlaid other more important parameters, including different bearing materials, material outer structure materials, environmental influences such as heat, extreme cold, dust, or chemicals. These can be highly close to the working condition data of bearings in practical application, so as to achieve the most realistic data.” Welcome to the Bushing Design Guide, Besides your will find the bushing bearings catalog. Can’t find the plain bearings size what you are looking for or have additional questions. Contact us today.

We offer customized plain bearings to meet your needs and applications. Our engineering team is happy to suggest and recommend the most suitable design, material, size, type, etc.

Self-lubricating Bushing Material, Buy Bronze Bushing Online

Wear resistance depends on a number of factors, of which the coefficient of friction is one, but the magnitude of the coefficient of friction itself depends on a number of different environmental factors. Most importantly, the physical properties of most plastic polymers are pretty much the same on the inside and the outside, so it’s hard to see any differences in key properties (such as density, thermal expansion, and flow resistance during injection molding) between composites with the same base material.

The use of additives, such as reinforced fiber, PTFE fabric, PEEK and so on, has a very small impact on the value in the physical property table, but it may greatly affect the wear and sliding performance of bearings. Even if the composition of the mixture is very small, it may also have a significant change on the service life of bearings.

In our material development projects, even a small portion of the pigment used to change the color of the material may determine the success or failure of bearing durability. Therefore, the physical property table has a certain role, but it is far from enough for us to evaluate the performance of bearings.

“Why plain bushing bearing service life & reliability usually more important than the bushing price?”

If several plain bearings can meet the speed & load requirements you need, then the next thing to do is to compare prices. You’ll be surprised how much the price varies. Usually, bearings cost only a few cents each, but if the demand is high, the cost can increase rapidly. Especially in some long-term projects, where thousands or even millions of bearings are needed, you may want to use low-cost materials rather than expensive alternatives. However, please never compare prices alone, because the cost of bearing failure is usually much higher in terms of long-term costs. When purchasing decisions are made, they want to keep the purchase price low, and end users will do the same. The cost of each bearing is not only the direct cost of the purchase price, which may be surprising, “How long will the bearing material last”, “Can’t I just use a base metal polymer bearing?” These problems are difficult to judge only by the level of the purchase price.

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“Long life & Reliability Plain Bushing important than the price?

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Plain Bearing Life Time, Cost-effective Bushing, Excellent Price!

The cost of using bearings depends on the machinery and is sometimes enormous: during the intense harvest season, which lasts only a few days, the cotton harvester in the field breaks down; Or, in perfect climbing weather and on the track, the $2000 mountain bike starts rattling… Knowing how long a bushing bearing will work is priceless. For these applications that bring high use costs due to bushing bearing damage, it is very valuable to know in advance how long the plain bearing can last, and it is also an important factor to bring long-term use to your equipment and reduce the comprehensive cost. Replacing old bushing bearings and installing new one plain bushes is a painful business. You need to shut down all the equipment, the repairman takes out the bearings, and you need to unload everything around the plain bearings just to replace a mechanical part the size of a fingernail, which means a savings of only 20 cents on a $60,000 machine.

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We are willing to support you! Reduce costs, improve technology! The use of high quality bearing components is essential in any equipment in any field. From automobile to household equipment, from production equipment to electronic equipment, can use more cost-effective engineering plastic sliding parts.

As a high performance metal self-lubricating wear-resisting bearing parts experts, we can provide free samples and technical support through telephone and email, online quotation and standard size material self-lubricating bearings, to help you continue to improve!

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Straight Plain Bearings

Version Straight, flange, washer
Stat load <250 N/mm²
Dyn load <140 N/mm²
Sliding velocity <2,5 m/sec
Friction coeff 0,8%
Temperature -200 to +280ᴼC

Sliding bearings – Bushings
Hydraulic shaft sleeve
Flange PTFE Bushing
PTFE Strips
Thrust Washer With PTFE
Bronze Backed Bushing
POM Bushes
Special Bushing
Flange Bronze Bushing Diamond

Flange Bronze Bushing Diamond

FB090 – Bronze grease pockets
Version Straight, flange, washer
Stat load <120 N/mm²
Dyn load <40 N/mm²
Sliding velocity <2,5 m/sec
Friction coeff 0,7% lubricated
Temperature -40 to +250ᴼC
FB092 – Bronze Bushings
Wrapped Bronze Bushing With Graphite
Composite Bushing
POM Strips
POM Thrust Washer
Steel/POM Bushing

Steel/POM Bushing

Version Straight, flange, washer
Stat load <250 N/mm²
Dyn load <140 N/mm²
Sliding velocity <2,5 m/sec
Friction coeff 0,8%
Temperature -200 to +280ᴼC

Bimetal Bushing
flange graphite bushing
Bimetallic Bearing
Bimetallic Bushes
Bimetallic Bushes
Bimetallic Graphite Bushes
Steel Aluminum Bushings

Maintenance-free, plain sliding bearings

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Long service life · Low coefficient of friction · Extremely high wear resistance. Contact us for more information! Get Quality Wholesale sliding bearing At An Affordable Price!

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