A new high-performance series of linear-precision bearings reportedly has three times the load capacity and can provide up to 27 times the travel life of a conventional slide bushing.
Available in inch (3/16 to 1-in. bore) and metric (10 to 25-mm bore) sizes, the bushings feature a self-aligning capability the load-plate ends are thinner so the center acts as a fulcrum to compensate for slight misalignment between the shaft and housing. A floating integral-wiper seal lets the bushing self-align while maintaining equal and constant contact to the shaft. Load plates “float” in the outer sleeve allowing for clearance between the ball elements and shaft.
Nordex Inc., 426 Federal Rd., Brookfield, CT 06804, (800) 243-0986, nordex.com