Self-lubricating Bearings

The Benefits of Using Self-lubricating Bearings

Do you understand all the types of bearings that are manufactured? Are you aware of the functionality and handling capacity of each? Bearings available on the market generally fall into 3 lubrication classes according to their design and requirements to be fully functional. The following classes are to be noted:

  • Class I – these are bearings that will require oil or grease in order to function correctly.
  • Class II – these bearings do contain their own lubricant within the walls of the unit and if you want to ensure that they function to full potential, you will need to add a lubricant from an external source.
  • Class III – these bearings require no external lubricant as they contain their own. Bearings that fall into this particular class are known as self-lubricating bearings.

The following is a concise list of the various benefits of using bearings that are self-lubricating:

  • They offer constant production as they are self-sufficient and durable units.
  • Ideal for use in hard to access areas within applications.
  • They can operate perfectly at extreme temperatures.
  • Then can be used confidently and effectively in environments that are considered dangerous.
  • There is no risk of contamination from grease when making use of these bearings.
  • These units are usually adaptable to meet with a wide variety of requirements.
  • They can operate at high speed with very little noise.
  • After installation they can be machined again, if required.
  • Offer a low cost for large production capacity.

At Technoslide, we offered sintered bearings in this range which are considered an economical option for arduous applications. The bearings that we supply to the market are ideal for use in the marine, mining, iron and steel, automotive, civil, materials handling and petrochemical industries.

Technoslide is a company that has been effectively serving the South African market since 1998. We take great pride in striving to be pioneers of technology within our industry and view ourselves as a learning organisation. We believe that there are constant improvements to be made and we work hard to achieve better products and ranges with each passing year. Our head office is based in Johannesburg, but we serve all areas of South Africa.

If you are looking for a range of top quality, reliable and durable self-lubricating bearings, take the time to contact us at Technoslide. We will present you with a range of viable options to consider and a competitive rate too.