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Slide Bearings


When structures get hot, they expand — and this expansion has to be accommodated within the design of the structure. For example, bridges and buildings expand and contract as a result of changes in ambient temperature and pipelines expand or contract when the temperature of the fluid they are transporting changes. Failure to allow such items to expand can produce in them unacceptably high stresses and may also overload the equipment or structure to which they are attached. An extremely effective way of accommodating such expansion is to allow one item to move in relation to another — and this can easily be achieved by using slide bearings to separate the expanding item from the supporting structure. However, it is important that the bearing is designed so
that the frictional force between the item and the structure is kept to a minimum, to prevent the development of high loads and stresses.
    ES07 Slide Bearing


  • They incorporate PTFE or other low-friction materials.
  • The bearings are designed to achieve optimum performance, by careful specification of the bearing pad dimensions to achieve the ideal compressive stress.
  • Capable of operating completely dry, they require no lubrication.
  • Able to withstand a wide range of environmental conditions — operating at temperatures from minus 200oC to plus 400oC and are resistant to a wide range of organic and inorganic chemicals.
  • Can tolerate some embedment of small particles in the bearing pad without causing failure.
  • Compact design — which means they often fit into areas unsuitable for other types of bearing.
  • Designed for easy on-site installation.
  • Long and maintenance-free life.
  • Already operating successfully in a wide range of installations worldwide.

To view the Catalogue pages for Easislide Low-Friction Bearings please select Metric or Imperial version.