Foil bearings are slotted bushings that are made from sheet strips by cold forming. This type of plain bearing bush is particularly suitable when large diameters are required, for which a sufficiently large semi-finished product is not available.
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Find out the available standard dimensions in our delivery programme.
Custom-made dimensions are also possible. Do not hesitate to send us your request.
When are foil bearings suitable?
- with large diameters
- if you want to save costs
- with high temperature fluctuations
- if a low operating bearing clearance is required
- if the bearing should be replaced quickly and without cumbersome tools
When are foil bearings not suitable?
- if no axial fixation is available and it cannot subsequently be done into the housing
- if a rotary movement between housing and bearing is not permitted
Stave bearing as alternative
If a wall thickness > 6mm and/or a width > 140mm is required, we recommend the usage of a stave bearing.
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