Either the lubrication characteristics of the materials themselves, or additional specialised sliding materials, minimise friction between the moving surfaces inside the bearing. Unlike rolling bearings, the load on a Plain Bearing is distributed over a large contact area resulting in low specific load and good sliding properties - making them the ideal solution for high load – slow speed applications.
Features & Benefits of Plain Bearings Include:
- Large load carrying surface area
- High load carrying capacity
Applications where Plain Bearings are used
The characteristics of Plain Bearings make them suitable for a wide variety of industrial machinery, such as, construction and agricultural equipment, as well as, fork lift trucks and industrial robots.
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