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Plain Bearing Options for Pumps

June 1, 2002

Pump applications demand a wide range of bearing designs. In this article, Guy Pethybridge (Product Manager) and Nigel New (Product Development) of Waukesha Bearings focus on hydrodynamic bearings, considering how factors such as operating temperature, load and lubricant influence the choice of bearing material. In particular, the characteristics and benefits of polymer bearings are highlighted.