Technical information on thrust washers, strips
Thrust washers, strips, maintenance-free
Maintenance-free thrust washers are used for rotary and oscillating motion. Strips are used predominantly for linear motion or as the basic material for other designs, such as half-cups or special geometries.
These plain bearings are bearings for very small design envelopes.
The plain bearings are supplied with either steel backing or bronze backing. Bearings with a bronze backing have high corrosion resistance and very good thermal conductivity and are antimagnetic.
If the plain bushes are to be used in the aerospace sector or in the food or pharmaceuticals industry, please contact the Schaeffler engineering service.
Maintenance-free plain bearing material
For maintenance-free metal/polymer composite plain bearings from Schaeffler, the sliding material E40 and E40-B is used. The basis of the dry lubricant is polytetrafluoroethylene PTFE with embedded chemically non-reactive additives.