A bearing is the general term for something that allows relative motion between two components, surfaces, or other devices.
Bushings are cylindrical-shaped machine components, an independent plain bearing that is used to support a shaft. It is technically identical to a bearing except it’s a single independent one-part device whereas bearing is mostly made of two or more components.
Bearings and bushings can come in a variety of materials, including brass, bronze, steel-backed babbitt, plastic, nylon, cast iron, or low friction composites.
Vesconite is an internationally recognised versatile, high performance replacement for traditional bushing and bearing materials. Offering a unique combination of high load-bearing strength, low friction and low wear, Vesconite does not require manual lubrication, even in harsh and dirty working environments.
Vesconite is tried and tested in literally thousands of applications across a wide range of industries – from general industrial, to marine, agriculture and many more industries. Vesconite has an impressive dimensional stability, and, unlike many synthetic alternatives, Vesconite retains its strength under wet conditions. It displays negligible creep under high load.
Vesconite is available in a wide range of rods, bushings, plates, and machined custom parts.
To mill custom shapes from Vesconite Standard, Hilube, and Superlube, we offer convenient plate material so you can do your own machining. Vesconite plates have wide range of thicknesses and are popular and versatile for low-friction low-wear slides, wear pads, and bearings.