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Bearing Line Accommodates Swivel Motion

Elges plain bearings are offered by Schaeffler as an alternative to roller bearings. These bearings are available in maintenance-free designs and in versions requiring re-lubrication, both available a...


April 1, 2010
By MRO Magazine

Elges plain bearings are offered by Schaeffler as an alternative to roller bearings. These bearings are available in maintenance-free designs and in versions requiring re-lubrication, both available as radial, angular contact and axial spherical plain bearings, and as maintenance-free cylindrical plain bushes. The maintenance-free plain bearings are fitted with an ElgoGlide sliding layer. Wear-resistant and 0.5 mm thick, the layer is made of PTFE fabric embedded in synthetic resin and bonded to the outer ring bore. This sliding material accommodates the loads, transmits them and takes over the lubrication function. The bearings are particularly suited to applications caracterized by high loads and small swivel angles such as tie rod bearing supports, as well as lift mast connections for adjusting the mast tilt, in powered industrial trucks.

Scaeffler Group Industrial

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