FEROGLIDE BEARINGS - MAIN CHARACTERISTICS
Here are 16 reasons why you should be using FEROGLIDE Bearings instead of conventional lubricated types:
1. Operation without lubrication while tolerating all common and many
special lubricating and non-lubricating fluids.
2. High load-carrying capacity up to:
210 N/mm2 with mild steel backing.
420 and 840 N/mm2 with high strength steel backing.
3. Low coefficients of friction (down to 0.02).
4. Freedom from stick-slip.
5. Absence of cold-flow tendencies of solid and filled PTFE resins.
6. High resistance to fatigue under shock loads.
7. Resistant to corrosive attack.
8. Eliminates fretting corrosion.
9. Operation at temperatures beyond the range of most lubricants (- 540C to + 1500C). Special bearings available for down to -1960C and 3150C.
10. High wear resistance.
11. Inherent dampening qualities.
12. Good dimentional stability.
13. Capacity to be formed and to maintain close tolerances.
14. Wide range of mating materials acceptable.
15. Electrically non-conducting.
Here are typical engineering problems that have prompted designers to specify FEROGLIDE Bearings:
- Lubricant films cannot be maintained.
- Lubricants are unacceptable or undersirable because of contamination or bearing inaccessibility.
- Non-lubricating fluids are difficult to exclude from the bearing area.
- High static impact loads are encountered.
- Fretting corrosion occurs with conventional bearings.
- Freedom from stick-slip or controlled friction is a desirable feature.
- Oscillating or sliding movements are involved.
- Conditions of high load with relatively low speeds are encountered.
- Corrosive substances are present.
- Unusual temperature conditions prevail.
- Disortion problems create misalignment.
- Maintenance cost reduction is important.