Plain Sliding Bearing

The Uses and Purpose of the Plain Sliding Bearing

Quite literally speaking, plain sliding bearings are required for any applications and structures that move. These bearings are engineered with two or more elements within the bearing assembly that actually slide over one another. The efficiency of the bearing and how it handles a load is determined by the amount of friction between the two materials when they are in contact with one another, and how they transfer loads to the bearing. This process is most often aided with the use of a lubricant, which will not eliminate friction, but does facilitate the sliding movement of the bearing.

What type of movement can the average plain slide bearing facilitate and support? You can use a plain slide bearing in structures and applications where expansion and contraction on a thermal basis is expected. These bearings are also ideal for supporting potential creep and shrinkage, post tensioning strain, live load deflections and earth movement.

Plain slide bearings are also often referred to as linear slide bearings or structural bearings. They are designed to allow free motion in just one direction and are most often seen used in structures where stress factors are at play. When taking a look at our range of sliding bearings at Technoslide, you will undoubtedly notice that our bearings are engineered with modern manufacturing technology and advanced materials that allow for these bearings to be durable, flexible and versatile.

At Technoslide, we welcome you to discover our range of durable plain sliding bearings. We offer various types for you to consider. Our main plain sliding bearings include the BA type bearings which allow for low friction movement in one or two directions, the BAR type which allows unlimited sliding movement with limited rotation, and the BR type which is a specialised rubber laminated bearing with movement and rotation that is limited by the number of laminations it has.

When looking for the plain sliding bearings that are ideal for your application or structure, we recommend that you take the time to chat to one of our friendly and knowledgeable consultants who will provide you with a wealth of product information and advice to make the process simpler, and to ensure the ultimate movement support and safety.

To learn more about our range of plain sliding bearings / structural bearings, take the time to get in touch with us at Technoslide. We are available via email and telephone, and look forward to presenting you with a range of viable bearing units to consider investing in.