Q&A Can Composites Replace Bronze Plain Bearings?
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In tough industrial applications, you count on your bearings to power through corrosive environments. From abrasive salt water marine applications to tough sanitizing chemicals in food processing equipment, bearings must endure tough operating conditions. Only plastic composites have the stamina to succeed.
Unlike metal and bronze bushings, composite bearings resist virtually all corrosive chemicals. They will never rust, pit or flake. They won’t absorb moisture or liquids, and have a high tolerance for vibration, temperature and misalignment. And best of all, self-lubricating composite bearings help you put an end to costly manual greasing and lubrication. With corrosion-resistant composite bearings, you can lower your maintenance costs and improve bearing performance.
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