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  1. Typically, bearing internal clearance is defined as the total distance through which one ring can be moved radially or axially in relation to the other ring under a defined measuring load. In the case of bushings, this is not so.

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    January 20 2017
  2. Bushings – also known as plain bearings or sleeve bearings – are designed for use in numerous applications and offer features and benefits unavailable with many rolling-element bearings. Bushings are distinguished from rolling-element bearings primarily by the fact that they consist of only one part. That one part may be built up of different materials,…

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    August 7 2015
  3. The “Find Your Bearings” series takes in-depth looks at the many categories of bearings. In this chapter, we look at bushings, and in particular, bronze wrapped bushings. First, some background on bushings in general. Bushings, also known as “Plain Bearings” or “Sleeve Bearings,” are designed for use in numerous applications and offer features and benefits…

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    May 15 2015
  4. Sometimes, just getting the right information can be challenging.  Some sources can be too broad while others can be too narrow forcing a person to pull information from multiple locations. The same can be true for bearing catalogs.  However, this has all changed with AST Bearings’ full-line interactive bearings catalog. The bearings catalog from AST…

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    March 23 2012