Alternatives to bearings with lubrication groove

Lars Butenschön | 17. September 2021

Lubrication grooves perform an important task in metallic bearings. The lubricant reaches the bearing point between the bearing and the shaft directly through them. The lubricant protects the shaft and bearing against dirt and moisture and ensures low coefficients of friction. Disadvantages: On the one hand, a bearing with a lubrication groove is quite complex […]


Comparison of plain bearing materials: bronze bushings and other alloys

Lars Butenschön | 14. May 2021

Bronze bushings, like many other purely metallic bushings, are based on a so-called alloy. In this process, metallic “mixtures” are created by melting together different types of metal, which in turn have different specifications. A direct comparison of these different alloys with the no less numerous different polymer compounds, which are common in polymer bearings, […]