Cylindrical bearings are the simplest and most cost effective design of sintered bearings.
Powder metal distance bushings are offering good precision with low costs. Moreover GKN can offer tailored material choice even for applications requiring high corrosion resistance.
As compared to earlier designs only one bearing is installed which results in optimum alignment. There are two gliding surfaces inside the bearing, the space in between is used as an additional lubricant reservoir.
For applications that do not rotate continuously, or for environments where liquid lubricants are nor acceptable, bearings that depend on solid lubricants such as graphite, MoS2, or PTFE offer an alternate solution.
Flange bearings differ from cylindrical bearings due to the flange at one end. The flange serves as a stop gauge in assembly and, in certain cases, as an enlarged shoulder for axial load.
The outer contour can be specially designed to prevent radial twisting of the bearing. The torque for deflection is minimised with this design, therefore the bearing aligns itself easily with the shaft.