Materials: C95400 Aluminum Bronze ASTM B505, Graphite Solid Lubricant Plugs
Processes: Milling, Plugging
This aluminum bronze bearing block has graphite solid lubricant plugs to give the component the added benefit of self-lubrication. The graphite plugs cover 40% of the bearing surface, for added coverage (industry standard is 30% coverage). To learn more about calculating graphite plug coverage read our previous blog:
How to Calculate Graphite Plug Size
The bronze bearing block is used as a wear component in aerospace tooling. C95400 Aluminum Bronzed is often used for wear or bearing blocks in tooling for equipment in a wide variety of industries. The wear characteristics of C95400 Aluminum Bronze give the bearing block a longer life.
The graphite plugs reduce the need for regular lubrication and/or lubricant delivery systems. An added advantage of graphite plugs in wear components is the ability to eliminate grooving previously needed for lubrication dispersal. For more information on wear component and/or graphite plug products, follow the links below.
Bronze Wear Plates
Plug Graphite Bearings
C95400 Aluminum Bronze