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Bimetal Bushing is designed to provide low-friction and wear-resistant properties

Update:06 Jul
A bimetal bushing, also known as a bimetallic bushing or a bimetal bearing, is a type of bearing that consists of two different metal layers bonded together. It is designed to provide low-friction and wear-resistant properties, making it suitable for various applications.
A bimetal bushing typically consists of two distinct layers. The inner layer, also known as the bearing layer, is made of a softer and more pliable material that provides good lubrication and low friction. Common bearing layer materials include bronze, brass, or a copper alloy. The outer layer, known as the backing layer, is made of a stronger and more rigid material that provides structural support and improves the bearing's overall strength. Common backing layer materials include steel or stainless steel.

Bimetal bushings offer several advantages. The combination of the bearing layer's low-friction properties and the backing layer's strength results in a bearing with good load-bearing capacity, high wear resistance, and excellent performance under various operating conditions. Bimetal bushings can operate with or without additional lubrication, depending on the specific application requirements.
Bimetal bushings are used in a wide range of applications across various industries. Some common uses include automotive engines, industrial machinery, agricultural equipment, hydraulic systems, and construction machinery. They are typically employed in high-load and high-temperature environments where low friction and wear resistance are critical.
Bimetal bushings are typically press-fit into the housing or component they are used in. Adequate clearance is necessary to ensure proper functioning and avoid binding. Proper lubrication, as specified by the manufacturer, should be applied to the bearing surface to ensure optimal performance and longevity. Regular inspection and maintenance are recommended to monitor wear and replace bushings when necessary.

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