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Plain Bearings Suppliers (29)

Manufacturer   South Africa   Worldwide
Founded in 1958 by the present chairman, a chemical engineer, as a precision engineering and engine reconditioning workshop. A hard chrome plating plant was added...
Products: Plain Bearings, Wear Plates, Turbine Bearings, Marine Bearings, Self-Lubricating Bearings, Wear Parts, Linear Plain Bearings, Slide Bushings
Distributor   Germany   Worldwide

LAEPPCHÉ: YOUR PARTNER FOR ROLLING BEARINGS, BALL BEARINGS AND LINEAR TECHNOLOGY

EISENHART LAEPPCHÉ GMBH is your specialist for rolling bearings, ball bearings and linear technology. O...

Products: Plain Bearings, Bearings, Support Rollers, Ball Bushings, Thrust Bearings, Drive Technology, Ball Bearings, Rail Linear Guides, Needle Bearings
Manufacturer   Germany   Worldwide
The story of igus® begins on 15th October 1964 with Günter Blase in a double garage in Cologne-Mülheim. For the first twenty years, we worked...
Products: Plain Bearings, Ball Bushings, Thrust Bearings, Control Lines, Ball Bearings, Crossarms, Cable chains, Halogen Free Cables, Cables & Lines
Manufacturer   Austria   Worldwide
Products: Plain Bearings, Friction Linings, Physical Vapor Deposition Coating Services (PVD), Sintered Metal Parts, Sintered Components, High Voltage Resistors
Manufacturer   Germany   Worldwide
The company was founded in 2011 and the managing director is Michael Staggat. Many years of practical experience of the owner and his team ensure...
Products: Plain Bearings, Oil Seals, Drive Technology, Machining Services / Contract manufacturings, Steel Balls, Needle Bearings, Subassemblies
Manufacturer   Germany   Worldwide

Every success begins with an idea. That's why norelem is there to support you with an unrivalled selection of standard parts and components so that...

Products: Plain Bearings, Dial Indicators, Quick Release Pins, Roundness Gauges, Self Aligning Pads, Ball & Spring Plungers, Toothed Pulleys, Measuring Tables
Manufacturer   Germany   Worldwide
As a Full-Service-Company we offer our customers the complete product range of bearings and rod ends. Our warehouse capacities allow us the direct access to...
Products: Plain Bearings, Bearings, Lubrication Systems, Support Rollers, High Performance Lubricants, Agricultural Machine Parts, Hydraulic Rod Ends
Manufacturer   Germany   Worldwide
Products: Plain Bearings, Lock Nuts, Bearings, Linear Ball Bearings, Shaft Guides, Cylindrical Roller Bearings, Slewing Bearings
Manufacturer   Germany   Worldwide
Products: Plain Bearings, Lock Nuts, Bearings, Linear Actuators, Oil Seals, Drive Technology, Ball Bearings, Positioning Systems, Linear Motors
Manufacturer   Germany   Worldwide
Products: Plain Bearings, Bearings, Mechanical Face Seals, Drive Technology, Ball Bearings, Sealing technology, Spherical Roller Bearings
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What are plain bearings?

The plain bearing is the most common type of bearing in equipment construction and mechanical engineering. The friction between the moving parts is reduced by lubrication, by creating a lubricating film or by using low-friction material pairs. Of course the wear is correspondingly high. In addition, the creation of the lubricating film represents an additional expense. The sliding resistance generates the conversion of a part of the kinetic energy into thermal energy. This causes the bearing parts to heat up. There are signs of wear and tear. One of the best solutions to this problem is ceramic plain bearings. These are of course produced in both small and large series.

Ceramic plain bearings the solution to all problems?

Silicon carbide is used as a ceramic material in pumps. For large pumps, this is even used in fibre-reinforced applications. The plain bearings are located in the pump housing. They are lubricated with the pumped liquid. Ceramic plain bearings offer the great advantage that they are highly corrosion-resistant. These products can also withstand higher temperatures. This type of plain bearing is also used as a ball bearing. The very high degree of hardness results in extremely low wear. What causes the high degree of hardness? This is created by the crystalline structure similar to that of diamonds. The material silicon carbide is used for plain bearings without pressure and densely sintered.

Technical specification of the material "silicon carbide

  • gas-tight material
  • Temperature resistance up to 1,500 °C
  • high hardness
  • low specific density: 3.1 g/cm³
  • very high corrosion and
  • wear resistance
  • open porosity = 0 %
  • Thermal conductivity = 100 W/m K
  • chemical resistance from pH 0 to pH 14
  • tested according to FDA guidelines
  • Peripheral speeds up to v = 50 m/s
  • high surface quality
  • CIP/SIP cleaning possible
  • Use in the hygiene and food sector

This type of ceramic plain bearing is mainly used in thermal applications. These plain bearings are also used in the private sector (hand mixer). In the industrial sector, this type of technical ceramic is used in plant, equipment and mechanical engineering. The life cycle costs are very low, especially for this variant of plain bearings.

All-ceramic plain bearings made of zirconium oxide ceramics are also used as ball bearings. They have comparable mechanical properties and a similar thermal expansion behaviour to steel. Zirconia is harder than steel. It also has a very good tribology. These materials are characterized by high quality and durability. These plain bearings are excellently suited as composite components to steel.

Silicon nitride ceramic plain bearings are characterized by extreme hardness and fracture toughness. They are also very light and have extremely high mechanical strength. A special property is the thermal shock resistance. This variant is mainly used as a plain bearing for wire guides.

Alternative, efficient and successful use in fixture construction

Fixture construction is a special form of tool construction. The main focus here is on exact and high-quality reproduction in large quantities. These processes are usually very cost-intensive. But sometimes it is also about single pieces or small series. Due to the properties of high-performance ceramics, e.g. high thermal, mechanical and chemical resistance, this material is particularly suitable for use in fixture construction, e.g. for plain bearings, etc.

bottom line

Ceramic plain bearings are characterised above all by high hardness, dimensional stability, thermal resistance, chemical and mechanical stability, fracture resistance, long service life and versatile application possibilities. Silicon carbide ceramic in particular is a material which, due to its crystalline structure, comes very close to the hardness of diamonds and withstands correspondingly high stress. Ceramic plain bearings are regarded as high-performance ceramics that have to withstand the strongest continuous stress.

They are used extremely successfully in the chemical and food industries as well as in plant, conveyor and machine construction. Small and large series are possible at any time. Special designs according to customer drawings are successfully implemented. Due to its special properties, this type of plain bearing represents a cost-effective alternative for fixture construction. But ball bearings can also be manufactured from this high-quality material. There are almost no limits to creativity with this product. The price-performance ratio is excellent and represents one of the quality features of ceramic plain bearings.