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What are Slide Bearings?

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What are Slide Bearings?

Slide bearings is a broad name for the kinds of bearings that are generally used to reduce friction between moving surfaces. These surfaces may be sliding, rotating, pivoting, reciprocating, or twisting. Slide bearings can also be called fluid-film bearings, sleeve bearings, friction bearings, journal bearings, and bushings. Slide bearings aren't new: in fact, they are one of the oldest types of bearings around.

How do Slide Bearings Work?

Slide bearings work by conducting a smooth sliding motion that transforms high-weight applications into smooth and easy tasks. The lubricating nature of the bearing and its sturdy construction provide the means necessary for large weights and amounts of force to be safely moved and handled. Much like the tracks for drawers on a dresser or nightstand but on an industrial scale, these bearings allow sliding motions within a contained and controlled range of motion.

What Materials are Slide Bearing Made of?

Slide bearings come in all shapes and sizes depending on their intended use, but they are generally made of three different kinds of materials: polymers, graphite, or metals. Metal slide bearings are typically made out of bronze or other copper alloys, which can include any combination of tin, lead, copper, steel, and more. Bearings made with graphite are commonly referred to as carbon insert bearings, as the carbonic graphite is used as an inserted shaft lubricant. This is most common when the application of the bearing is too strenuous for traditional metals.

What are Sliding Bearings Used For?

Slide bearings are used for many things, as their ability to safely manage large weights and loads makes them handy in many different applications. However, there are two applications that are the most common. They are in constriction applications and in precision tooling. In addition to large industrial applications, slide bearings can be used for smaller, lower load projects like drawers and filing cabinets.

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