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Fiber Reinforced Composite Bearings
High Load Self-Lubricating Bearings

GAR-FIL®Fiber Reinforced Composite Bearing with PTFE Tape Liner

CHARACTERISTICS

  • Proprietary filled PTFE tape liner
  • High load capacity
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Machinable bearing surface
  • High rotational speed capacity
  • Very good friction and wear properties
  • Excellent contamination resistance

Bearing forms available in standard dimensions

 Plain cylindrical bushes

Bearing forms made to order: cylindrical bushes with non-standard lengths and wall thickness, flanged bearings, hexagonal and square bores, liner on outer diameter, customized bearing designs

STRUCTURE AND COMPOSITION

Tape, Fiber and Epoxy Resin Composite Material

Proprietary filled PTFE tape  liner with 0.38 mm standard thickness (0.76 mm available on request for machining) + continuous wound fiberglass encapsulated in a high temperature epoxy resin

MICROSECTION

garfil-bush-crosssection

OPERATING PERFORMANCE
Dry Very Good
Oil lubricated Very Good
Grease lubricated Fair
Water lubricated Fair
Process fluid lubricated Very Good
FOR SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE
Grease lubricated DX / DX10
Water lubricated HPF / HPM

GAR-FIL® bearing material is known by various names such as gar fil or garfil. Buying a GAR-FIL® bearing from GGB or its authorized distributors guarantees that you do not receive a counterfeit product.  

     BEARING PROPERTIES

GENERAL   Unit Value
Maximum load, p

Static

Dynamic

N/mm2

N/mm2

140

140

Operating temperature

Min

Max

°C

°C

– 195

205

DRY      
Maximum sliding speed, U   m/s

2.5

Maximum pU factor

 

N/mm2 x m/s

1.23

Coefficient of friction    

0.02 – 0.12 *

RECOMMENDATIONS      
Shaft surface roughness, Ra

 

µm

 0.4

Shaft surface hardness

 

HB

> 200

* Depending on operating conditions

    BEARING PROPERTIES

GENERAL   Unit Value
Maximum load, p

Static

Dynamic

psi

psi

20 000

20 000

Operating temperature

Min

Max

°F

°F

– 320

400

DRY      
Maximum sliding speed, U   fpm 500
Maximum pU factor 

 

psi x fpm

35 000

Coefficient of friction     0.02 – 0.12 *
RECOMMENDATIONS      
Shaft surface roughness, Ra

 

µin

≤ 16

Shaft surface hardness

 

HB

> 200

* Depending on operating conditions

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Custom Lengths Available

Thyssing can supply custom lengths upto 410mm long free of charge.

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Metric and Imperial Sizes

Both Metric and Imperial sizes are available to achieve the design requirements.

Australian Stock

Thyssing keep a wide range of stock here in Australia to reduce lead time for customers.

Low Maintenance

Garmax Bushes are Self lubricating so you can save time and money on maintenance.

We're here to help!

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any design enquiries. Our experienced engineers are ready to help you with any enquiries and are willing to assist you with support to make sure you get the right product for your application.

Phone

(03) 9464 2950

Address

33 Nevin Drive, Thomastown VIC 3074

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