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Fiber Reinforced Composite Bearings
High Load Self-Lubricating Bearings

GAR-MAX®Self-Lubricating Fiberglass Reinforced Plain Bearings

CHARACTERISTICS

  • High load capacity
  • Excellent shock and misalignment resistance
  • Excellent contamination resistance
  • Very good friction and wear properties
  • Good chemical resistance
  • Very good dry wear performance
  • GAR-MAX® bearing sizes available according to DIN ISO 4379 for the replacement of traditional greased bronze bearings

Bearing forms available in standard dimensions

 Plain cylindrical bushes

Metric bearings and imperial bushings 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

Fiber and Epoxy Resin Composite Bushing Material

Continuous wound PTFE and high-strength fibers encapsulated in an internally lubricated, high temperature filled epoxy resin sliding layer + continuous wound fiberglass encapsulated in a high temperature epoxy resin

MICROSECTION

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

GAR-MAX® bearing material is known by various names such as garmax, garmmax or gar max. Buying a GAR-MAX®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

210

140

Operating temperature Min

Max

°C

°C

– 195

160

DRY
Maximum sliding speed, U m/s 0.13
Maximum pU factor N/mm2 x m/s 1.05
Coefficient of friction 0.05 – 0.30 *
RECOMMENDATIONS
Shaft surface roughness, Ra µm 0.15 – 0.40
Shaft surface hardness Normal

For longer service life

HB

HB

> 350

> 480

* Depending on operating conditions

BEARING PROPERTIES

GENERAL   Unit Value
Maximum load, p Static

Dynamic

psi

psi

30 000

20 000

Operating temperature Min

Max

°F

°F

– 320

320

DRY      
Maximum sliding speed, U   fpm 25
Maximum pU factor    psi x fpm 30 000
Coefficient of friction     0.05 – 0.30 *
RECOMMENDATIONS      
Surface roughness, Ra   µin 6 – 16
Surface hardness Normal HB > 350
For longer service life HB > 480

* Depending on operating conditions 

TYPICAL INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS

Agriculture

Manufacturers of agricultural equipment rely on GGB metal-polymer and fiber reinforced composite bearings for a greaseless, maintenance-free solution with extended service life.

Construction

For manufacturers of construction and other off-highway equipment, GGB fiber reinforced composite bearings are a greaseless, maintenance-free solution with an extended service life

Mining

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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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