WZB Bimetal Bushings provide good load capacity and resistance to fatigue
The most popular bushings are made from bronze and steel, which provide good load capacity and resistance to fatigue. They are suitable for high speed and middle load applications.
The bimetal bearing is a composite sliding bearing with steel/bronze construction and lubrication pockets, which makes it ideal for use in automotive systems, industrial machinery, hydraulic equipment, and other applications that require sliding motion. It has high load capacity and resistance to fatigue at high temperatures, making it a durable and efficient choice for your application.
Plastic bushings are quieter than metal, but they can rattle just as much if they're not a precise fit or don't have the right clearance. They can also degrade over time, especially if exposed to high-temperature environments or e-painting.
Featuring high corrosion resistance in water and marine environments, these bronze sliding bearings provide self-lubrication in harsh conditions. They can also be relubricated periodically, eliminating the need for additional oil or grease. Available in a variety of sizes and shapes, these steel-backed bimetal bushings provide excellent load capacity and fatigue strength.
WZB bimetal bushings is a wrapped sliding bearing with steel-bronze construction and lubrication pockets. This makes it the ideal choice for sliding applications that require high load capacity and resistance to shock and corrosion. It also has excellent fatigue strength and a good ability to resist deformation.
The benefit of using a bronze bushing is that it is low maintenance. However, this is offset by the need for regular lubrication to prevent the bronze from rusting. Plastic bushings are less maintenance-intensive, but they aren’t inaudible and can rattle just as loudly as metal if they aren’t a precise fit or don’t have the right clearance. They are also prone to damage from high temperatures, which can cause the plastic to soften and lose its elasticity.