Bearings • Self-Lubricating Bearings
Featuring a lubricant contained within the bearing walls, self-lubricating plain bearings are used in applications where excessive friction is a concern. Able to operate under extreme hot and cold temperatures, self-lubricating bearings have a high load capacity and can be used with rotational, oscillatory, and axial sliding motions. Types of self-lubricating bearings include a plastic bearing, which features lubricant molded into the bearing. A sintered metal bearing, which has porous walls that draw oil in via capillary action, is also a type of self-lubricating bearing. Other self-lubricating bearing types include oilite bearings.
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Tenmat manufactures self lubricating materials such as FEROGLIDE and FEROFORM. FEROGLIDE is a self lubricating bearing material that can endure high load and high temperature applications. It is best suited for conditions with low speed and high load. They are applied on plain journal bearings, thrust bearings and flanged bearings. FEROGLIDE bearings run dry but can also be used with other lubrication. PA7 journal bearings are offered in a series of coiled, large, thin walled and solid. PA3 thrust bearings are offered as metal backed or laminated. FEROFORM is applied on composite bearings that are resistant to wear, asbestos and other chemicals. The FEROFORM line offers a self lubricating grade called T814, characterized by long life and low friction in wet and dry conditions.