Bush Materials

Bush Materials

Common materials that we have used over many years are:

 
BRONZE
Often referred to as Gun Metal or Yellow metal bearings.
A good high load bearing material that has been used for many years. This is very useful for split bushes as it can be cast thus reducing machining time. Standard bushes are usually manufactured from tube material.
Bronze does require regular lubrication.
 
DEVA-Metal
Is a self-lubricating bearing material manufactured by advanced powder metallurgy.
It is fully compacted, unlike oil-impregnated porous bronze materials that are weak by comparison.
DEVA-Metal is provided with an evenly distributed solid lubricant throughout its metallic matrix.
It is suitable for dry running at slow sliding speeds and high loads:
 
·         has high resistance to temperature and corrosion.
·         will tolerate contamination and edge pressures.
 
For more information on DEVA Metal go to www.deva.de/devalpmet_e.htm
 
COMPOSITE BEARING MATERIALS
 
There are many manufacturers of composite bearing materials and we will be pleased to supply our units with your preferred bush material.
 
Some materials that we have used successfully in the past are listed below together with Web contact sites where you can find more information .
 
ORKOT to find more about ORKOT click www.orkothydro.us
 
ACM to read about ACM materials visit www.acmbearings.co.uk
 
OTHER MATERIALS
 
NYLACAST to read about Nylacast range of materials visit www.nylacast.com
 
VESCONITE to read about Vesconite visit www.vesconite.com/index.htm
 
CAST IRON can be used as a bearing or just as a support.
 
DRSL (Dry running self-lube) is a bronze bush with graphite plugs impregnated in the running surface which supplies continuous lubrication.
 
YOUR PREFERRED MATERIAL.
If you have a preferred bush material, we will be pleased to quote in that material.
 
 *DEVA Metal and EXALIGN are registered trademarks and the property of Federal-Mogul.