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Protect Your Machine and the Environment by Ditching External Lubrication

Posted August 19, 2018 12:00 AM by erathburn
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Did you know that Triboplastic bearings made of high-performance polymers are increasingly being used in applications all over the world? Designers and engineers have been relying on the self-lubricating and maintenance-free plastic bearings as a long-lasting and cost-saving alternative to metallic bearings. Plastic bearings are used in a wide range of applications, from bicycles and printers to packaging technology and agricultural machinery.

So why are engineers turning to Tribo? By using Triboplastic bearings instead of metal bearings, users can save up to 40% in purchase costs. They also save by eliminating the need for external lubrication. Machine downtimes are significantly reduced due to the self-lubricating and maintenance-free properties of the bearings.

Check out the infographic below for a summary on the environmental and functional benefits of avoiding external lubrication.

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08/19/2018 7:31 PM

Tisk, tisk...what NO mention of load-bearing capacity limitations of plastic vs. steel bearings?

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08/20/2018 10:51 PM

That is a great link. GA from me!

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