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New low friction, maintenance-free plain bushes suit dry-running applications

03 June 2010

A new range of low friction, maintenance-free plain bushes suitable for dry-running applications, including high load, high vibration environments, has been introduced by Schaeffler. ELGOTEX INA plain bushes comprise two layers of wound (twisted) material. The inner, sliding layer is made from synthetic fibres and PTFE fibres in epoxy resin, whilst the outer layer comprises continuous glass fibres (filaments) in epoxy resin. This combined, double wound material is stabilised by applying a specific winding angle to the glass fibres, which significantly increases the strength of the bush.

The result is a host of technical advantages, including extreme robustness, compactness and low wear (due to consistent friction levels). In addition, ELGOTEX plain bushes are lighter than their bronze equivalents.

The bushes are easy to mount and require no further axial location. Due to their dry-running characteristics, the bushes are also environmentally-friendly.


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