If you work with applications where low noise is of importance and where the loads are variable, sintered bearings are most probably the preferred bearing to use. Sintered bearings are also called self-lubricating bearings and are manufactured from a pressed metal powder that forms a porous bearing material. The bearing material is impregnated with a lubricant oil that ensures that the bearing is always well-lubricated and that friction never becomes a concern.
The type of lubricant that is used will have a direct impact on the lifespan of your bearing and how well it works in its application. The lubricant has to be compatible with the bearing material. It is important to choose your lubricant based on its viscosity, compatibility with plastic, thermal behaviour and start-up wear. You will find that sintered or self-lubricating bearings are used in many applications including the likes of electric motors for cars, fans and cooking equipment, power tools and a variety of household appliances.
One of the biggest advantages of these bearings is that they offer a long service life and probably cost the least in terms of on-going maintenance, when compared with other bearing types. They can also work effectively under heavy loads and high temperatures without failing or showing premature wear. If your are looking for a durable bearing, the sintered bearing may fit the bill for your application too.
At Technoslide, we offer a standard range of sintered self-lubricating bearings, but that is not all that we have to offer. If you need a sintered bearing designed and manufactured for a specific application or project, simply let us know and we will get to work creating a range of bearings based on your specifications. We make use of the highest quality materials and ensure optimal value, durability and longevity. We have many years of experience in the industry and while we are based in Sandton, Johannesburg, we are not limited to only doing business in the Gauteng province.
In addition to our range of sintered bearings, we also design and manufacture bearings designed for civil applications as well as white metal bearings. Our range is extensive and anyone looking for bearings designed with precision and exceptional functionality in mind will benefit from having a look at our range.
Do you need more information and advice on our range of sintered bearings and our other bearing products? Waste no more time; contact us via email or telephone today.