Specialty Product Technologies Datasheets for Plain Bearings and Sleeve Bearings

Plain bearings and sleeve bearings (also referred to as bushings or journal bearings) are used to constrain, guide or reduce friction in rotary or linear applications. They function via a sliding action.
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Product Name Notes
Straight Sleeve Bearing -- Type 1 Type 1 Thomson Nyliner bearings are plastic sleeve bearings with a carbon steel outer sleeve and a circumferential lubrication groove. Additionally, Type 1 plastic sleeve bearings can be supplied with...
Straight Sleeve Bearing -- Type 2 Type 2 Thomson Nyliner plastic sleeve bearings are similar to Type 1 bearings, except they lack the circumferential lubrication groove. Similarly, they have a carbon steel outer sleeve which can...
Straight Sleeve Bearing -- Type 3 Type 3 Thomson Nyliner plastic sleeve bearings are plain plastic sleeve bearings and do not come with an external steel sleeve. They also feature a circumferential lubrication groove and are...
Straight Sleeve Bearing -- Type 4 Type 4 Thomson Nyliner plastic sleeve bearings lack the external carbon steel sleeve and lubrication groove. They are available in diameters from 3/16” to 3".
Flanged Bearing -- Type 5 Type 5 bearings are plastic flange bearings and are available in diameters from 3/16” to 1-1/2” and 4mm to 25mm. Type 5 plastic flange bearings lack the anti-rotation key of...
Flanged Bearing -- Type 6 Type 6 plastic flange bearings are available in diameters from 3/16” to 1-1/2.” Additionally, Type 6 bearings feature an anti-rotation key to minimize axial motion. Type 6 plastic flange bearings...
Double Flanged Bearing -- Type 7 Type 7 snap in bearings are available in diameters from 1/8” to 3/4” for use with plates 0.04” to 0.135” in thickness and diameters from 3mm to 12mm for us...