Latest Plastic Bearings from Emerson Come with Enhanced Performance and More Service Life

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  • Made from thermoplastic alloy and fiber matrix that are comprised of tiny chambers which hold the lubricant, enough of which is released during movement
  • Resistant to dust, dirt, water and chemicals that are maintenance-free
  • Ideal for food processing machinery, agricultural machinery, pumps and valves and other applications

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Emerson Bearing Boston Expands Line of Plastic Bearings

Enhanced Performance and More Predictable Service Life - 

BOSTON, MA… Emerson Bearing Boston, a bearing company catering to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO) markets around the world, has expanded their bearing line with innovative plastic bearings.

Plastic bearings, otherwise known as self-lubricating plastic bushings or thermoplastic plain bearings, have the same dimensions as bronze bushings and are now being used in more “dirty” applications with greater success. They are resistant to dust, dirt, water and chemicals, have a high load capacity, and are maintenance-free --making them the ideal choice in food processing machinery, agricultural machinery, pumps and valves and other applications. 

Typically, oil-impregnated bronze bearings have a film of lubricant which must remain consistent to ensure optimal performance. On the other hand, plastic bearings which are made from a thermoplastic alloy and fiber matrix, are comprised of tiny chambers which hold the lubricant, enough of which is released during movement. Yet, plastic bearings are dry-running and deflect dirt. 

Best of all, the service life of plastic bearings can be calculated (as they have a predictable wear rate) utilizing newer software programs. 

Emerson Bearing’s plastic bearing line includes top brand Igus.

“In the past, our focus was on oilite, bronze and casting bronze bushings, but today, we largely recommend plastic bearings by Igus, a company based in East Providence, Rhode Island,” explained Steve Katz, president of Emerson Bearing Boston. “Not only is the performance of plastic bearings better, customers will benefit from the significant cost savings.” 

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About Emerson Bearing Boston
Founded in 1957, Emerson Bearing Boston specializes in bearings for OEM and MRO markets throughout the world. The company provides solutions to a variety of industries including: aggregate, concrete, mining, machine tools, electric motor repair, marine, material handling, metal processing, packaging, food processing, paper converting, printing, wind/power generation, recreation, heavy construction, robotics, automation, transportation, wood products, wastewater treatment, pump, compressor and oil field.

Emerson Bearing Boston offers customers a one-stop shopping experience. With an online product catalog with over 3 million bearings - ranging in size from 3mm to tunnel-boring 15-foot-diameter giants; a vast inventory of bearings; worldwide sourcing; a fixed price program; a knowledgeable staff; same day shipping and 24/7 service, Emerson Bearing Boston has become a leading provider of bearings in the U.S. They are the sister company of Action Bearing and maintain headquarters at 201 Brighton Ave. Boston, MA. For more information, visit or call 800-225-4587.

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