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Bearing Applications

Bearing
Problem
Bronze bearings are heavy, noisy and require constant lubrication.
Solution
Nylatron® NSM bearings can be quickly machined from the many stock sizes of tubular bar and address many of the problems associated with low-tech metal parts.
Benefits
The weight reduction allowed by plastic bearings often means savings in other areas. This Nylatron® NSM bearing lasts ten times longer than the unfilled cast nylon part that was supplied with the OE truck.
Bearing
Problem
Specialty metals and low-tech plastics don't perform well in some moist environments.
Solution
Acetron® AF Blend POM-H excels in moist applications and offers longer part life.
Benefits
Acetron® AF Blend POM-H has a lower coefficient of friction than unfilled acetal and lasts longer in most applications. It offers good stability and chemical resistance.
Bearing
Problem
A metallic ball bearing assembly had reached its maximum capability. Designers needed a lighter, higher performance system.
Solution
A PAI assembly replaced a steel cage that help hardened steel balls and a bronze bushing.
Benefits
Frequently engineering plastics are used to eliminate or revise a system. In this case, the light weight of PAI coupled with its lubrication-free performance met the needs of this manufacturer's new design.
Bearing
Problem
A food manufacturer was tired of costly wear of stainless steel parts.
Solution
PET bearings replaced stainless parts that caused contamination and required frequent maintenance.
Benefits
FDA compliant PET wears well against other plastics and metals. Its solid lubricant reduces noise and lasts longer than unfilled materials.
Bearing
Problem
A manufacturer of food processing equipment needed a material that could withstand aggressive wash down cycles and perform without lubrication.
Solution
Techtron HPV was used as a bearing in this new unit that offered a more compact, less complicated design that was capable of higher speed and greater output.
Benefits
In the past only exotic materials would have worked in this elevated temperature application where lubrication wasn't possible and chemicals were present during cleaning. Techtron HPV PPS combines the chemical resistance of PPS with the wear resistance and performance of premium bearing materials.

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