Bronze Bearings

The Benefits and Characteristics of Bronze Bearings

Bearings play an integral part in many industries and applications. In fact, we probably encounter equipment and applications making use of bearings more often than we may realise. If you are involved in the industrial manufacturing environment, you will certainly know a lot more about the functionality and design of a bearing than the average man on the street. You will also know that not all bearings are made equal and it is therefore important to select the right one for the job. In any manufacturing industry, material selection is vitally important.

Factors that affect the final decision include mechanical properties, the cost to process the material, and of course the material’s physical properties. In the bearing manufacturing industry, the importance of selecting the right material is just as obvious. There are many types of bearings on the market and they are made from various materials, with bronze bearings being a particularly popular choice for a variety of reasons.
There are many benefits to bronze as a material and we would like to share the following of them with you:

  • Exemplary corrosion resistance.
  • Ability to operate reliably at high temperatures.
  • Excellent resistance to friction and wear.
  • Easily machined, especially in comparison with steel types.
  • They can be brazed and soldered.

Bronze is still often used in ship propellers, submerged bearings, and in small electric motors. Bronze bearings are also very frequently used in agricultural machinery and construction equipment and applications.

Technoslide manufactures a range of bronze-wrapped components that have proven popular in a variety of industries because of their durable and reliable characteristics. These bearings are wrapped in a cold-formed bronze and as a result, the material properties are rather exceptional. The surface of these bearings has specialised lubrication grooves, which are designed to provide sufficient lubrication and reduce friction effectively.

When it comes to the quality of bronze-wrapped bearings, you can rest assured that you are receiving products of the best possible quality; all of our products are ISO 9001:2008-certified, which means that they meet and exceed stringent industry standards. We can quite confidently say that our products are able to exceed the expectations of our customers.

If you need assistance in selecting the right bronze bearings for your application, simply chat to one of our friendly and knowledgeable consultants who will ensure that you are able to make an informed decision. For more information and advice on bearings and prices, contact us via email or telephone at Technoslide today.