Oilite Bearings

Background & Technical Information on Oilite Bearings

Last Modified: 22nd Apr 2016

Oilite Bearings

Oilite bearing bush

Standard Oilite Bearing Bushes

Oil retaining tin bronze is generally the specified material of manufacture. It gives a good balance between strength, wear resistance, conformability and durability in operation. Oilite bearing bushes are Ideal in a wide variety of applications where “self-lubricating” properties are required over a long period of time.


Our standard stock range of oilite bearing bushes is impregnated with mineral oil (SAE 30 viscosity). All machined oilite bearings and plates are supplied fully impregnated after machining. We can also offer a wide range of lubricants and temperature ranges (i.e. extreme high & low temperature bearings) are available to meet specific requirements. Lubricant additives are also  available to impart anti-wear properties in marginal lubrication conditions such as stainless steel shaft applications.

Bearingboys Oilite Stock

Oilite bearing bushes available from UK stocks include metric plain & flange bushes, imperial oilite bushes also in flanged or plain, oilite cored & solid bars, oilite washers & a range of oilite sheets.


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