Many users have long come to the wrong conclusion that more expensive CSB plastic plain bearings offer better performance.This is actually false. CSB plastic plain bearings are made from several dozen types of materials, and most process special applications. In fact, general-purpose EPB plastic plain bearings can meet the needs of most ordinary situations, and offer superlative abrasion resistance. For their part, EPB13 and EPB7 plastic sleeve materials are designed for long-term operation. While EPB9 plastic sleeve material is more expensive than EPB, it does not offer better wear resistance; EPB9 plastic plain bearings are chiefly used in situations where an anti-static function is needed. And although EPB20 plastic plain bearings also have somewhat higher prices, they offer unremarkable wear resistance when subject to drive friction, and provide outstanding wear resistance only when operating in water. High-performance EPB24 plastic plain bearings are developed exclusively to resist motor vehicle fuel, and the widely-used EPB5 plastic plain bearings are designed to withstand temperatures as high as 250°C, but offer a poor performance-price ratio at room temperature. CSB also offers CSB-EPB14 and EPB14A plastic sleeve materials, which are intended for high-speed operation at low loads.
Each type of plastic sleeve material developed by CSB possesses its own operating characteristics. When selecting plastic sleeve materials, we make sure that the materials are suitable for actual operating conditions, and do not look exclusively at performance parameters or prices. If you would like to know more about CSB's plastic sleeve materials, you can contact our plastic plain bearings sales engineers and obtain type selection assistance. You can also use our online plastic sleeve finder to make a preliminary choice of sleeve material. A further option is to download our ADS plastic sleeve application design system, which can give you detailed instructions concerning the selection of plastic sleeve products. The ADS design system supports the print-out and transmission of CSB plastic sleeve design parameters, and can provide updated plastic sleeve design data online.