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PTFE Bushings

For durable, long life and low friction operation

Key Benefits:

  • 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
Typical Healthcare & Medical Applications:

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.

About Bushings

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.

Local Contact

To speak to a local healthcare & medical specialist, call the number listed for your region:

Americas
+1 310 921 4170

Asia
+886 9 3098 2646

Europe
+49 (0) 711 7864 536

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