Custom Split Bushings

When it comes to heavy machinery, unaddressed friction can be catastrophic. It leads to vibration, noise, and wear, which can degrade performance. Improve industrial equipment efficiency with split taper bushing from U.S. Bronze Foundry & Machine.

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Custom Split Bushings

Advantages of split bushings

Split bushings are utilized to reduce friction on the shafts of heavy equipment. The split in the material makes installation easier. There’s no need to have other components bored to size, which eliminates handling issues and supports shaft size changes if necessary.

The split in the bushing occurs where two or more edges meet to form the bushing cylinder shape. Split bushings are typically cut into two-, three-, and four-piece configurations, but U.S. Bronze Foundry & Machine can supply split bushings in as many pieces as needed.

Quality parts for critical processes 

U.S. Bronze Foundry & Machine is a full-service supplier of split bushings to clients operating heavy machinery across the globe. All metal casting steps are performed in-house under the supervision of a quality-focused management team. Our split taper bushing services include: 

  • Research & Design
  • Mold-Making
  • Prototyping
  • Full-Scale Casting 
  • Finished Machining
  • Inspection 
  • Delivery 

Split bushings are manufactured per client specifications with centrifugal and static casting techniques. Built-in automation and controls ensure heightened precision and quality.

Our area of expertise is the production of heavyweight and oversized parts, something few other foundries can do. We have the following capabilities: 

  • Castings up to 35,000 pounds
  • Lengths of up to 80 inches for centrifugally cast parts
  • Outside diameters as large as 158 inches for centrifugally cast parts
  • No size limit for statically cast parts

An onsite machine shop enables us to deliver finished castings with precise dimensions. As a result, clients can eliminate lead time associated with secondary processing. The shop contains advanced CNC equipment capable of machining workpieces with: 

  • Outside diameters of 150 inches
  • Lengths of 80 inches 
  • Tolerances are +/- .001 inches


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U.S. Bronze Foundry & Machine strives to forge long-term relationships with customers. Our experts work with yours to cast the best parts possible.

A stringent quality management system ensures every casted component meets applicable industry standards or client specifications. We can produce rough parts as quickly as two weeks and finished pieces as fast as eight weeks, depending on lead time and other factors. 

Feel free to contact our Pennsylvania headquarters to discuss your split bushing needs further.

Versatile split bushing provider

Split bushings can be manufactured with unique characteristics to support a wide array of applications. Examples include tapered and quick-detachable split bushings.

Quick-detachable bushings feature a split through the flange and are secured to shafts using cap screws. Tapered split bushings have diameters that gradually decrease, reducing friction between two surfaces.

U.S. Bronze Foundry & Machine specializes in the development and production of split taper bushings, split bushing sleeves, and custom split bushings. With innovative casting and machining competencies, we can make bushings with complex dimensions, split into as many segments as necessary, to suit your application. 

Materials we utilize

The materials used to produce cast components can make or break functionality. At U.S. Bronze Foundry & Machine, we support your design goals by casting parts from many metal alloys. 

Other metal alloys can be used upon request. Give us a call for more information.

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