Over the past 3 decades, there has been a revolution in the advancement and use of highly engineered plastics in bearing applications. In this tech talk, uncover the top 5 reasons to replace PTFE-lined metal-backed bearings with engineered plastic options.
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Lower Drive Force and Friction with Hybrid Linear Bearings
Learn how hybrid linear bearings can reduce bearing friction, reduce required drive force, and allow system...
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