Articulating Joints in Robots

The development of humanoid robots has garnered significant attention as they are designed to mimic human form and movement. They rely heavily on articulating joints for their functionality. The seamless motion we observe in humanoid robots is made possible by a complex interplay of precision engineering, advanced materials, and cutting-edge technology, with bearings serving as …

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Seat Bushings FAQ

What is the difference between seat bushings and seat bushes? Seat bushes and bushings refer to the same component. Many European companies use the term “bushes” while “bushings” is the preferred term in the US. Why are seat bushings important? Seat bushes help to raise and lower headrests and armrests, and recline, elevate and slide …

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Transmission Torque Converter Bushings

The physical construction of torque converter bushings include low carbon steel, bronze intermediate layer and a sliding surface with PTFE and additives Torque converter bushings are optimized for friction and wear resistance in rotational and linear motion Bushings for torque converters play a role in dampening impact, sealing and providing resistance to shock and vibration …

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Bushings for Belt Tensioners

The physical construction of belt tensioner bushings include low carbon steel metal backed layer with a PTFE self-lubricating attached composite Belt tensioner bushings either have the PTFE sintered to the bushing or a bonded PTFE tape liner Due to the high-temperature working environment, a sintered PTFE bushing is preferred for its increase stability.   Belt …

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Belt Tensioners & Bushings

The accessory belt tensioner powers a car’s air conditioning, water pump, alternator and power steering by maintaining tautness of the engine serpentine belt. A tensioner is available as one of three designs:

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The Anatomy of a Bushing

Bushings are fully customizable based on the application and performance needs. They are available in a variety of compositions with different features. Below is a simple breakdown of bearing options:

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Split Joints in Bushings (Infographic)

  The two main types of splits in bushings have pros and cons. Both the normal (or straight) split and clinch butt joint are outlined below.    

Wrapped Bushing Split Joints

Wrapped bushings – or bushes – have been around for decades. Their simplicity, efficiency and ability to take up space or protect the shaft are a testament to their versatility and long standing success. Aside from the materials used to form the bushing some with self-lubricating features, one of the questions that is frequently asked relate to the joint construction of the split along the bushing.

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