Plain bearings are predominantly used in reciprocating applications, but can also be found in rotary or oscillating applications.
By operating without the need for additional lubrication, plain bearings offer a high degree of flexibility to the application designer. Often working in close conjunction with a sealing system, plain bearings help to reduce system friction and wear as well as running costs.
FTL Technology has the experience to specify a material and manufacturing process which optimises seal performance under any conditions. With other considerations including the criticality of the dynamic interface, and special coatings to artificially generate optimal surface conditions, FTL Technology is the team to trust for bearing solutions.
How can we help? Contact our team with any standard or custom bearing requirements, or chat with us online.
Carbon bearings are ideal for high temperature, low lubrication environments, with FDA-approved grades available for food process industries.
Offering strong chemical and mechanical resistance, thermoplastic (or polyacetal) bearings offer a flexible option for a wide range of applications and industries.
PTFE bearings are ideal for applications where low friction, dry running and temperature extremes are important considerations.
Composite bearings make use of resins reinforced with synthetic fibres, and by varying the properties, your FTL Technology engineer can find the ideal compound for your application.
Glycodur® bearings offer an excellent blend of low friction and high load bearing capacity, with three basic material combinations available.
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