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ggb is the world's largest manufacturer of prelubricated and self-lubricating metal-polymer plain bearings in a variety of forms including cylindrical wrapped bushings, flanged bushings, thrust washers and special parts.
Products & Services
- Plain Bearings
- Sleeve Bearings
- Metal-polymer Plain Bearings
- Dry Material Bearings
- Lubricated Material Bearings
- Mesh Material Bearings
- Solid Polymer Bearings
- High Temperature Solid Polymer Bearings
- Fibre-reinforced Thermosetting Plastic
- Fibre-reinforced Plastic Composite Materials
- Oil-impregnated Sintered Bronze Bearings
- Solid Bronze Bushes
- Mono-metal Bearing
- Self-aligning Bearing Housings
- Self-lubricating Bearings
- Prelubricated Bearings
- Maintenance-free Bearings
- Lead-free Plain Bearings
- Sliding Segments
- Solid Polymer Bearings...
- Home |Site MapProductsApplicationsTechnicalReferenceWheretoBuyNewsArticlesAboutUsContactUsCareersOnlineStoreCurrent NewsCase HistoriesArticlesSolid Polymer Bearings in Tribological ApplicationsThis article deals with the performance potentials that can be used in the application of modern plain bearing materials under fully lubricated operating conditions. It shows how these can be used, for example in coolant pumps, compressors or other ancillary aggregates, in order to obtain innovative solutions. Here, a conventional plain bearing solution made of bronze is compared to a composite material (steel/bronze modified PTFE) and a plastic compound (PEEK with aramid fibers and PTFE). In particular, GGB deals with the possible options in the use of modern high-performance solid polymers.Click here to view the entire article.2002-2012 GGB. All rights reserved.Legal Disclaimer|Terms and ConditionsEnvironmental Management Policy Statement|CertificatesHealth Hazard Warning|REACh|RoHS
- GGB Launches New Self-lubricating...
- Home |Site MapProductsApplicationsTechnicalReferenceWheretoBuyNewsArticlesAboutUsContactUsCareersOnlineStoreCurrent NewsCase HistoriesArticles04/08/2013GGB Launches New Self-lubricating Metallic Bearing Materials Heilbronn, Germany, April 8, 2013 GGB Bearing Technology, formerly Glacier Garlock Bearings, now offers two new metallic bearing materials. Its GGB-CSM series is made of solid material, and its bimetal GGB-CBM series features sliding layers sintered onto metallic backings. Both are self-lubricating for maintenance-free performance and provide high load capacity, a broad temperature range and corrosion resistance.The GGB-CSM and GGB-CBM bearing materials are manufactured using a powder metallurgy process to produce a metallic matrix with homogeneously distributed solid lubricant (graphite,MoS2), which forms a lubricant film with the bearings motion. Potential applications include general mechanical engineering; steel plants; steel works and civil engineering; turbines (water, steam, gas); pumps and compressors; food and beverage industry, packaging and handling equipment; tyre mould and agricultural and construction machinery, among others.The GGB-CSM series is based on a range of alloys consisting of bronze, iron and nickel, and includes materials that are wear-resistant, thermal relaxed and thermal stabilized. The GGB-CBM series is based on a range of bronze alloys, including lead-free offerings, with a choice of stainless, carbon, seawater-resistant steel and bronze backings.Bearings made of the GGB-CSM and GGB-CBM materials are available by special order to customer-supplied designs and drawings.For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.###About GGB Bearing TechnologyGGB is the world s leading manufacturer of high-performance, self-lubricating and relubricated bearings with production facilities in the U.S., Germany, France, Brazil, Slovakia and China. The company serves more than 50,000 customers worldwide in a broad spectrum of applications and industries including automotive, fluid power, agricultural and construction equipment, sports and recreation equipment, renewable energy, primary metals and general industrial. Its product offerings include metal-polymer, solid polymer, filament wound and metal bearings and bushing blocks. Also provided are industry-leading R&D and testing capabilities, flexible manufacturing, superior technical support and a global network of distributors. www.ggbearings.com###2002-2012 GGB. All rights reserved.Legal Disclaimer|Terms and ConditionsEnvironmental Management Policy Statement|CertificatesHealth Hazard Warning|REACh|RoHS
- GGB - Automotive Bearings, Pump Bearings, Compressor Bearings,...
- Home |Site MapProductsApplicationsTechnicalReferenceWheretoBuyNewsArticlesAboutUsContactUsCareersOnlineStore IntroductionHistoryCorporate Brochure Company HistoryGGB has a long history of leadership in technology, which has laid the foundation for our position today as the world's largest plain bearings manufacturer.1887O.J. Garlock patented his first industrial sealing system.1899Findlay and Battle founded Findlay Motor Metals. The company was renamed to Glacier Antifriction Metal Company two years later.1910sBegan making plain bearings in response to increased demand for internal combustion engines.1930sDeveloped a sintered copper/lead process.1948Began experimenting with PTFE as a bearing material.1950sEstablished Aluminum-Tin (Al20Sn) as a superior engine bearing lining material.1950Launched SP.1954Test pilot plant built for making sinter bronze-lined steel strip.1955Patented a mush impregnation process of porous bronze. Shortly thereafter, introduced DU bearing and AS15 engine bearing material.1956Introduced DU, the first steel-backed bearing material based on PTFE.1958Garlock Inc. was created as a bearing distributor when an agreement was reached with Glacier.1965Launched the self-lubricating DX product for greased applications.1970sGlacier licenses technology to a number of overseas bearing manufacturers to pay for further R&D. Licensees include: SIC (France), Kolbenschmidt (Germany), Daido Metal Co. (Japan), Garlock Bearings (USA).1976Glacier and Garlock Inc. establish joint venture company Garlock Bearings Inc. Glacier delivers strip manufacturing plant and sintering furnace for production of DU and DX.1986Launched Hi-eX product (a variation of DX), designed for high temperature applications.1988Glacier establishes the Industrial Bearings Business Unit to specialise in industrial applications. IBBU is replaced in 1992 by Glacier Industrial Bearings (GIB), headquartered in Heilbronn, Germany.1993Introduced DS for ski lifts.1995Introduced DP4 for shock absorbers and other hydraulic applications.1996Launched new range of injection-moulded thermoplastic materials.Late 1990sManufacture of DU and derivatives estimated at more than one billion pieces per year.2001Goodrich, the owner of Garlock Bearings Inc., acquired GIB and formed Glacier Garlock Bearings.2002Goodrich creates a new public company and splits it off to its shareholders. EnPro Industries, Inc. becomes the new parent of Glacier Garlock Bearings.2003Introduced new, lead-free DP31 material for automotive applications; acquisition of Saver North America, a producer of self-lubricating composite bearings; Glacier Garlock Bearings expands activities in Asia; Singapore distribution centre opened.2004Glacier Garlock Bearings changes name to GGB Offices opened in New Delhi, India and Moscow, Russia; distribution centre opens in South Africa Opening of new manufacturing plant in Su any, Slovakia 2005Office opened in Shanghai, China GGB moves its headquarter to Chadds Ford, Philadelphia, USA 2006Office opens in Singapore Introduces expanded range of solid polymer materials2007Introduced EP series of solid-polymer rod stock for machined parts; introduced sealed bearing cartridges for off-highway equipment applications; acquired B hringer Kunststofftechnik GmbH, precision injection molder of high-performance plastics.2008Production facilities established in Suzhou, China, and Pune, India; new DX 10 with DuraStrong technology bearings won Frost & Sullivan s product innovation of the year award in the Class 7-8 truck bearings category.2009Filament-wound product range introduced to the European and Asian markets; GGB North America certified to AS9100B, the aerospace industry s standard for quality management systems; Poland sales office reopened.2010Introduced lead-free DP10 and DP11 metal-polymer materials for superior performance under marginally lubricated and dry running conditions.2011Acquired PI Bearing Technologies, now GGB Chicago, a producer of aluminum alloy bushing blocks for demanding fluid power applications.2012GGB bearings land on Mars aboard NASA s Curiosity rover. DTS10 machinable metal-polymer bearings launched in the fluid power and compressor markets. 2013GGB launches new self-lubricating metallic bearing materials GGB-CSM and GGB-CBM as well as FLASH-CLICK , patented two-piece, double-flanged solid polymer bearings. 2002-2012 GGB. All rights reserved.Legal Disclaimer|Terms and ConditionsEnvironmental Management Policy Statement|CertificatesHealth Hazard Warning|REACh|RoHS
- Metal-polymer plain bearings
- Home |Site MapProductsApplicationsTechnicalReferenceWheretoBuyNewsArticlesAboutUsContactUsCareersOnlineStoreCurrent NewsCase HistoriesArticlesMetal-polymer plain bearingsBearings play an important role in many types of machinery. Metal-polymer and solid-polymer plain bearings have been used for more than 50 years to cost effectively improve performance and reliability in a wide variety of engineering applications. Produced from polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and other suitable thermoplastics, these types of bearings increasingly are replacing both traditional metal and bimetallic bearings, as well as more costly roller and needle bearings.Click here for the full article (PDF)2002-2012 GGB. All rights reserved.Legal Disclaimer|Terms and ConditionsEnvironmental Management Policy Statement|CertificatesHealth Hazard Warning|REACh|RoHS
- Surviving globalization:...
- Home |Site MapProductsApplicationsTechnicalReferenceWheretoBuyNewsArticlesAboutUsContactUsCareersOnlineStoreCurrent NewsCase HistoriesArticlesSurviving globalization: Selling value versus costVANTAGE POINTMachine DesignNovember 6, 2003Edited by Lawrence KrenDespite recent headlines, globalization is hardly a new phenomenon. In fact, the process started at least 700 years ago with Marco Polo's storied visit to China, which resulted in an early transfer of technology from East to West. I've read that the world was just as globalized 100 years ago as it is today. That may be true, but the speed with which people, goods, information, and capital traverse national boundaries has raised the issue to a fever pitch, as witnessed by riots at the G8 meetings in Seattle and Genoa Italy.Obviously, globalization offers manufacturers opportunities to reduce costs by shifting production to lower-cost labor markets. But that opportunity also poses a threat, namely foreign competition to companies that have not opted to go offshore. Indeed foreign competition, especially from the increasingly developed Asian countries, presents an ever-escalating challenge to Western manufacturers. Most vulnerable to this challenge are companies that manufacture commodity products such as bearings.The time was when this challenge was easily met on the basis of quality. Sure, bearings from Asia were cheap, but their quality was sub par. Today, bearings manufactured in Asia are still less expensive than those manufactured in the U.S. or Europe. And while the quality of these offshore offerings has improved, their performance continues to leave something to be desired. Be that as it may, bearings manufactured in China are adequate for more than 60% of the applications in which our bearings are used.Of course, we're not the only company or industry to find foreign competitors breathing down our necks. The U.S. steel industry has been particularly hard hit with 40 companies declaring bankruptcy between 1998 and 2003. This prompted President Bush to approve protectionist measures, which, in turn, have strained trade relations with both Europe and Asia and created a backlash in the U.S.The automobile industry, which accounts for the bulk of my company's sales, continues to lose market share. Some analysts predict that by the end of the decade the Big Three U.S. manufacturers will produce less than 50% of the light vehicles sold in North America. To stem the tide, they continue to rely on incentives, which erode profitability, and the sale of trucks and SUVs, which has become increasingly controversial.Many companies, both American and European, have come to the same conclusion: If you can't beat'em, join'em. Hundreds if not thousands have opened plants of their own in Asia, outsourced production or entered into joint ventures and strategic alliances with Asian companies and governments. My company recently considered establishing a manufacturing facility in China, but because of concerns about political stability, opted instead for Eastern Europe.But we cannot successfully compete against Asian imports on the basis of cost alone. To maintain our market position, we have focused on three key aspects of our business- product availability, technological innovation, and customer support. We offer the industry's most comprehensive range of products, which are available from 20 locations in 17 countries and an extensive network of distributors. When our customers need a bearing, they often want it in less than 48 hours, a virtual impossibility for our Asian competitors.Moreover, we maintain highly sophisticated R&D facilities and test centers. As a result, we have developed a number of breakthrough products, including lead-free, self-lubricated bearings that comply with the European Parliament's End of Life Vehicles directive on the elimination of hazardous materials in passenger cars and light trucks. We also recently introduced a line of solid-polymer bearings, cost-effective replacements for metal bearings in many applications.Finally, our application engineers develop bearing products keyed to customer needs while our technical support-team assures successful implementation of those products. These are services that our Asian competitors are not in a position to provide.In essence, we are selling the value of a relationship with our organization rather than the price of our products, which admittedly sell at a premium compared with those of our foreign competitors. The value of this relationship can be quantified in terms of downtime, lost production and the cost of repairing or replacing a piece of equipment destroyed by the failure of a bearing. In many cases, such failures could have been prevented by using the proper bearing in the first place. In others, they could have been rectified more promptly by responsive technical support from the manufacturer.The definition of a fool is someone who knows the cost of everything and the value of nothing. In the context of competing in the global marketplace, truer words were never spoken.2002-2012 GGB. All rights reserved.Legal Disclaimer|Terms and ConditionsEnvironmental Management Policy Statement|CertificatesHealth Hazard Warning|REACh|RoHS
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