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Rolled Plain Bearings/Bushings | BowMet®

Supplier: CGB Precision Products

Bowman International, of the the UK have developed the new BowMet® range of Rolled Plain Bearings/Bushings manufactured in the material ToughMet® Spinodal bronze from Materion.

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Bowman has developed a rolling process to produce the BowMet® range which delivers cost savings though efficient manufacturing processes and reduced material wastage when compared to current practices of machining ToughMet® from solid bar or tube to produce bearings.

Compared to existing plain bearings- the properties of BowMet® Rolled Plain Bearings/Bushings properties deliver increased:

  • Load Carrying Capacities
  • Heat Resistance
  • Speeds
  • Corrosion Capabilities & Service Life

Due to the load, wear characteristics and higher PV (Pressure Velocity) value, this ToughMet® material is ideally suited for applications such as:

  • Mining Equipment, Tunnel Boring Machines
  • Heavy Construction Equipment
  • Off Road Vehicles
  • Quarrying Equipment
  • Aircraft Landing Gear
  • Oil & Gas Drilling Equipment
  • Heavy Military Vehicles, Tracked Vehicles, Gun Mounts
  • Materials Handling Equipment
  • Heavy Duty Production Applications
  • Racing Engines-Motor Sport
  • Steel Mill Rolls
  • Injection Moulding Machines
  • Scissor Lifts
  • Marine Applications
  • Pulp and Paper Processing & Converting
  • Turbine Bushes for Hydro/Electrical Generation
  • Tree Felling
  • Nuclear Installations
  • Sewage Treatment Machinery
  • Agricultural Machinery

BowMet® Rolled Plain Bearings/Bushings are produced in both Plain and Flanged styles with lubrication grooves, holes and pockets. Location slots or tabs can also be incorporated.

Half Shells, Thrust Washers and Wear Strips are also available.

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