LuBo Industries, Inc. has been specializing
in the manufacture of a broad line of
self-lubricating bearings and die & mold components for over 20 years. These products
designed to operate without the addition of any oil or grease, and are well suited
wear surface velocities, whether linear, rotational or a combination of the two.
is provided by a specially formulated solid lubricant, mainly graphite, which is
into dense cylinders, and then inserted into the wear surfaces of the bearings.
The solid lubricant forms films of graphite on the bearing wear surfaces and mating
surfaces when relative motion begins.
The graphite films provide a low coefficient of friction without the need for any
The solid lubricant is
tailored to specific application conditions.The chemical components
of the solid lubricant are varied to perform under such conditions as high temperature,
and chemical and water exposure. Different heat treatments are employed to generate
the proper bond between the solid lubricant and the base metal, as well as to ensure
the overall quality of the final piece. The excellent anti-friction characteristics of the
bearings with solid lubricant are not compromised by these differences in solid lubricant
composition and bearing heat treatment.
Typically the bearings
are cast from manganese bronze that has a high load carrying
capability, in addition to low wear characteristics. Other available base materials
stainless steel, carbon steel, red brass, cast iron, and aluminum bronze.
Selection of the base material is determined by specific application conditions such as
temperature, high load, water or chemical exposure, and high relative velocity. Other
conditions may also influence the base material selection.
products are best suited for high load, low velocity applications
where the application of additional oil or grease is undesirable or unattainable. For
technical information or applications assistance please contact Maryland Metrics,
wear resistance is achieved under severe working conditions,
such as heavy load, low velocity,
reciprocating, oscillating and
intermittent motions where the formation
of oil film is difficult.