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Fiber Reinforced Composite Bearings
High Load Self-Lubricating Bearings

GGB-MEGALIFE™ XT
Fiber Reinforced Composite PTFE Thrust Washer

CHARACTERISTICS

  • Proprietary filled PTFE tape liner on both surfaces
  • Excellent shock resistance
  • High load capacity
  • Excellent misalignment resistance
  • Excellent contamination resistance
  • Good surface speed capability
  • Very good friction and wear properties
  • Good chemical resistance

Bearing forms available in standard dimensions

Plain thrust washers

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

Composite Thrust Washer

Proprietary filled PTFE tape liner on both
sides + continuously woven layer of filament
glass fiber encapsulated in a high temperature
epoxy resin

MICROSECTION

megalife-thrust-washer-microsection

OPERATING PERFORMANCE
Dry Very Good
Oil lubricated Fair
Grease lubricated Poor
Water lubricated Very Good
Process fluid lubricated Fair
FOR SUPERIOR PERFORMANCE
Oil lubricated

HPF

Grease lubricated

DX

Process fluid lubricated

HPF

Nothing changes except the name of the GGB bearing material: to better fight against counterfeiting, GGB has changed MEGALIFE XT (also known as Megalife) into GGB-MEGALIFE™ XT.

     BEARING PROPERTIES

GENERAL   Unit Value
Maximum load, p

Static

Dynamic

N/mm2

N/mm2

140

140

Operating temperature

Min

Max

°C

°C

– 195

175

DRY      
Maximum sliding speed, U   m/s

0.5

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

350

DRY      
Maximum sliding speed, U   fpm

100

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 

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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