Plain Bearings & Bushings

Plain Bearings & Bushings

As one of Australia’s leading suppliers of plain bearings and plain bushings, Statewide Bearings offer an extensive product range, along with expert advice.

We have several plain bearings and bush options available to meet your unique needs.

Plain bearings – sometimes known as bushes, bushings or sleeves – come in a variety of materials and compositions to suit most demanding applications. In all cases they allow movement for sliding, rotation or oscillating actions, where there is relative motion between opposing surfaces.

When selecting your products, consideration needs to be given to;

  • Dimensional constraints
  • Loads
  • Speeds
  • Lubrication requirements

In some cases, normal ball and roller bearings may be more suitable.

Metal Polymer Plain Bearings

Metal-polymer composite plain bearings enable economical solutions in many industrial and automotive applications. They are particularly effective with oscillating movements and achieve a rating life several times higher than that of bearings with conventional materials.

Generally, these consist of a metal backing, with a sintered porous bronze layer that is then impregnated with PTFE. The benefit of which is to obtain a running surface that is lubrication free with anti-friction and wear-resistant properties. These bearings can operate dry or with external lubrication.

In addition, all our new plain bearing bushes are lead-free and, therefore, environmentally friendly.

Please download the catalogue on this range below.

Metal Polymer Bearings Catalogue

Spherical Ball Bushes

Maintenance-free spherical plain bearings are used where there are particular requirements for operating life, or where bearings with a metallic sliding contact surface are not suitable for lubrication reasons, e.g. under combined loads.

Spherical plain bearings allow spatial adjustment movements and, depending on the bearing type (radial, angular contact or axial spherical plain bearing), can support, radial, combined or axial loads.

Click below to download the catalogue on this range.

Spherical Ball Bushes Catalogue

Plain Bronze Bushings

Statewide Bearings stock a large range of bronze in solid, hollow bar and finished machined bushes.

Whilst our general stock range material is LG2 bronze, we can also supply the following materials if required.

Aluminium Bronze

  • Solid and hollow

Phosphor Bronze

  • Solid and hollow.

Please download the standard LG2 Bronze range below.

LG2-Bronze information sheet

With our huge array of plain bearing types, we’re bound to have the solution you need.

Please contact your local branch for more information.