First Bronze is a distributor of bearings, molded products and metal plates. Additional product offerings include bushings, wear plates, powdered metal bearings, washers, bars, discs and plates as well as continuous cast solid and cored bar. Custom machine products as also available.
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2820 Clark Ave.Saint Louis, MO 63178
First Bronze manufactures bronze thrust washers SAE 841, extra thrust washers, ECO thrust washers, Dri-plane thrust washers, and thrust washers BB-16 that meet ASTM chemical and physical properties. The ECO series of washers are also USDA H-1 approved.
First Bronze's Lube-Align series of mounted bearings includes 2-bolt flange, standard, bore and 3-bolt flange mounted designs available with minimum inner diameters ranging from 0.1260" to 2.0010", and maximum inner diameters from 0.1270" to 2.0040". All bearings are constructed from bronze, are self-aligning SAE 841, and are used by OEMs and maintenance engineers.
First Bronze offers BB-16 self-lubricating thrust washers, SAE 841 extra-thrust washers, Dri-Plane thrust washers, SAE 841 bronze thrust washers, and SAE 841 bronze ECO thrust washers. BB-16 thrust washers are self-lubricating, shock resistant, wearable, and they feature high compressive strengths. These washers have temperature ranges from 10 to +220°F, tensile strengths up to 55,000 PSI, and lengths/thicknesses ranging from 1/16" to 9/32". Applications include automotive, railroad, escalator, backhoes, graders, off-road equipment, earth-moving equipment, etc.
First Bronze offers bronze bearings in the following configurations: extra sleeve plain, plain sleeve with an ID>1", plain sleeve with an ID≤1", flanged, and metric flanged. Extra sleeve plain bronze bearings contain SAE 30 oil mixed with strategically dispersed PTFE, which creates a fully lubricating film that contributes to quieter operations, longer life, friction reduction, and an easier "break-in" period. These bearings come in lengths ranging from 1/8" to 4" and temperature ranges from 10 to +220°F. First Bronze also manufactures Dri-Plane flanged bearings, bronze ECO thrust washers, and ECO flanged bearings.