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Plain bearings

Technical Product Information | 2014-04
Plain Bearings with ELGOTEX®
Maintenance-free – wear-resistant


Catalogue | 2016-03
Plain Bearings
Spherical plain bearings Rod ends Plain bushes Thrust washers, strips


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Maintenance-Free Plain Bearings

INA plain bearings with ELGOTEX®

Plain bearings with ELGOTEX® are particularly suitable for dry running applications, in which high loads and vibrations occur. These bearings are maintenance-free throughout their service life due to the material combination used.

How are the bushes produced?

The bushes comprise two layers that are wound onto each other. The internal sliding layer ELGOTEX®, which is embedded in epoxy resin, is made of synthetic and PTFE fibers. The outer layer is made of continuous glass fibers (glass filament) embedded in epoxy resin. A specific winding angle of the glass fibers stabilizes the layer thereby significantly increasing the strength of the bush.


What are the advantages of ELGOTEX® plain bushes?

  • Extremely robust
  • Lighter than bronze bushes used in similar applications
  • Compact design compared with bearings requiring maintenance
  • A replacement for existing bushes (available in different widths and thickness)
  • Low mounting outlay because no further axial location is required
  • Environmentally friendly thanks to dry running
  • Cost-effective due to freedom from maintenance
  • Low wear with a constant friction value


A replacement for steel, bronze and plastic plain bearings in agricultural engineering and conveying technology, in metalworking machines, construction machinery, hydraulic cylinder guides, solar power plants, steel and hydraulic construction, etc.


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