Bushings & Bearings

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Durable polymer alloys capable of performing better than brass, bronze or babbitt!

  • Self Lubricating
  • Excellent for impact and shock application
  • Exceptional wear life and resistance to corrosion
  • Low temperature resistance to -80°F

When it comes to using plastics for various applications, it may become difficult to determine which material to use, especially with bearings and bushings. Below is a quick overview as to which plastic type is best suited for certain environments.

 

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PLEASE NOTE: Plastic Clearance/Tolerance is subject to many variables (i.e. Moisture, Cold Heat) when being machined for specific applications. If lubrication is supplied to a plastic bearing, the load and life are greatly increased dependent on the type and volume of lubricant.

 

 

 

WHEN TO USE REDCO BEARING MATERIALS

REDCO POLYURETHANES

 

REDCO 750 / 750 XL / SXL

 

REDCO CAST NYLONS

 

REDCO ACETAL

  • Basically the same as nylon except it absorbs considerably less moisture and is slightly harder.

 

REDCO PHENOLICS

  •  Applications where heat, cold, high pressure, impact and velocity are of concern.
  • Absorbs 1% moisture.
  • Approximately 10 000 PSI is near the top of its limitations.
  • Typically used as: Press Roll Bushings, Mitre Box Bushings, Sheave Bearings,High Load Kiln Bearings (30 000+), Boom Pivot Bearings, Barker Bearings.

 

REDCO PTFE

  • Generally used in applications where extreme heat (300+), harsh chemicals, moisture and corrosion are of concern.
  • Approximately 500 PSI is at the top of its limitations dependent on additives.
  • Absorbs no moisture.
  • Typically used as: Veneer Dryer Bearings, Non-stick Rollers, Food Handling and Chemical Parts.
  • PDF Specifications – Hanger Bearings

 

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