For durable, long life and low friction operation
- Used as a rod guide, mainly in reciprocating applications
- Prevents metal-to-metal contact
- Low friction
- No stick-slip
- Do not require external lubrication, reducing contamination
Bushings are generally used in low speed, high side-load cylinder applications due to their low friction capabilities. Typical applications are hospital beds, patient lifts and prosthetic joints.
Materials Specific to Healthcare & Medical
The Bushings are typically made of PTFE based Turcite®, Orkot® composite material or HiMod® high modulus plastic including PEEK.
Bushings are used in a variety of medical, pharmaceutical and biotechnology devices and equipment, generally in reciprocating cylinder applications. Bushings can be designed and used as sleeve bushings, flange bushings or as a thrust bearing. The function of the bushing is to allow the rod to move freely with low friction, while preventing metal-to-metal contact. They have a lower load capability than a metal bearing but do not require any external lubrication, keeping contamination to a minimum.