Advantages of Plastic Bearings in Kansas City, Missouri

Advantages of Plastic Bearings in Kansas City, MissouriAdvantages of Plastic Bearings in Kansas City, MissouriWhy would you use plastic bearings and bushings in Kansas City, Missouri?  Modern plastics may offer advantages over traditional metal applications. Depending on the application, choosing to use plastic over other more traditional materials can offer longer life, reduced maintenance costs and lower energy consumption.

  • Reduce weight. Plastics are significantly lighter than the carbon or stainless steels used in most bearings. The weight of Slideways plastic material is about 20% of normal steel bearings.
  • Provide energy efficiencies. Lighter weight plastics and the elimination of seal drag requires less energy to operate.
  • Eliminate the need for lubrication. Slideways Plastic Bearings in Kansas City, Missouri are self-lubricating, eliminating the cost of lubrication and the manpower to constantly grease or oil ball and roller bearings.
  • Operate in strong chemicals and other harsh environments. Self-lubricating plastic bearings are designed to meet the needs of some of the most difficult environments. The variety of plastic materials that Slideways uses in our bearings and bushings can stand up to daily washdown and exposure to harsh chemicals. They eliminate seal failure and grease contamination in these tough applications.

Slideways Plastic Bearings and Bushings in Kansas City, Missouri are best suited to light and moderate duty applications. PV calculations should be done for heavier duty applications.

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