Schaeffler offers a comprehensive catalog of maintenance-free plain bearings. Innovative plain bearing materials are used here, such as ELGOGLIDE, ELGOTEX, and the metal-polymer composite E40. These PTFE plain bearing materials enable ultra-low coefficients of friction for spherical plain bearings and rod ends as well as bushes, washers and strips while ensuring low wear and very long life cycles. Maintenance-free plain bearings considerably reduce lubricant and maintenance costs as they do not require any oil or grease while also being very environmentally friendly.
MAINTENANCE FREE PLAIN BEARINGS
In close development partnerships with our customers from over 60 industrial sectors, we are constantly developing new solutions which are subsequently offered as catalog products. These are often ready-to-fit components or complete assemblies.
The surrounding construction is taken into consideration from the very beginning of the development process so that expensive changes to the adjacent construction are no longer necessary and the overall solution is cost-effective for the customer.
PLAIN BEARINGS - SPECIAL SOLUTIONS
Plain bearing and rod end designs that require maintenance with steel/steel and steel/bronze material pairs are easy to maintain, cost effective, and excellently suited to alternating loads. Plain bushes, washers, and strips employ the low-maintenance metal-polymer composite E50. The sliding layer features lubricant pockets, which means that an initial lubrication is sufficient in most cases.