A PTFE bush, also known as a PTFE sleeve or PTFE bearing, is a cylindrical component. PTFE bushes are used in various applications where a durable and self-lubricating bearing or bushing is required. PTFE bushes find applications in various industries, including automotive, aerospace, chemical processing, food and beverage, and electrical. They are commonly used as bearings, bushings, and sleeves in machinery, equipment, and systems where low friction, chemical resistance, and long service life are essential.
PTFE has an extremely low coefficient of friction, resulting in smooth and efficient operation. PTFE bushes provide excellent lubricity, reducing wear, heat generation, and energy consumption.
PTFE has inherent self-lubricating properties, which eliminates the need for additional lubrication in many applications. The low friction surface of PTFE reduces the need for maintenance and ensures long-lasting performance.
PTFE bushes can withstand a wide range of temperatures, from cryogenic conditions up to approximately 260°C (500°F). They maintain their mechanical properties and lubrication characteristics even at elevated temperatures.
PTFE bushes are available in different sizes, dimensions, and configurations to suit specific application requirements. They can be machined or molded into the desired shape and can be customized to accommodate different loads, speeds, and operating conditions.