As heavy materials pass through minerals processing equipment, components begin to wear.
Bronze Straight Bushings
When it comes to heavy equipment and industrial machinery, degradation is commonplace. The cost of replacing vital components can quickly become expensive, so anything that can reduce wear and increase equipment longevity is prized.
Take your application to new performance levels with straight bushings from U.S. Bronze Foundry & Machine. We produce an array of standard and custom cast wear-protection products that reduce maintenance costs and equipment downtime.
Without nuts to hold things together, heavy equipment would fall apart.
Gears are toothed, mechanical transmission elements used to transfer motion and power between components.
Cast rings are found all around us, from jet engines to military equipment.
Heavy equipment and machines are essential for completing industrial functions on time and within budget.
Heavy equipment success and failure sometimes comes down to the ability to withstand loads repeatedly.
Whether lifting substantial loads or crushing hard minerals, heavy machinery must tolerate extreme forces repeatedly.
In industrial applications, pumps and compressors are relied upon to power critical devices.
What’s a Straight Bushing?
A straight bushing, also known as a straight bearing, is a mechanical element used to reduce friction between rotating shafts and stationary support members. They’re mainly used in machinery that has rotating or sliding shaft components.
There are many types of straight bushings. Examples include:
- Screw Down Nut Blanks
- Gear Blanks And Gear Worm Blanks
- Thrust Collars
- Shaft Sleeves
The Straight Bushing Leader
U.S. Bronze Foundry & Machine is a full-service manufacturer of straight bushings for heavy equipment and machinery. From product realization to shipment, we handle every metal casting step in-house. Here are our capabilities:
- Research & Design
- Full-Scale Casting
- Finished Machining
Straight Bushings Production
Straight bushings are produced with centrifugal and static casting techniques. Built-in automation and controls ensure heightened precision and quality. The ability to manufacture large cast items sets us apart from the competition.
- 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
Our Shop Capabilities
An onsite machine shop enables us to deliver finished castings with precise dimensions. As a result, the lead time associated with secondary processing is eliminated. The shop contains advanced CNC equipment capable of machining workpieces with:
- Outside diameters of 150 inches
- Lengths of 80 inches
- Tolerances are +/- .001 inches
We can work with other materials upon request.
Bronze straight bushings resist shock, impact, and wear, whereas stainless steel straight bushings provide high strength in a lightweight, corrosion-resistant package.
Many Uses, Quality Materials
A wide array of industries utilize straight bushings. Examples are crushing, heavy equipment, infrastructure, oil and gas, defense, mining, construction, marine, power generation, and industrial pumps.
U.S. Bronze Foundry & Machine has developed straight bushing solutions specifically to address the challenges facing applications operating in these sectors, particularly related to longevity, installation time, and personnel safety. Materials our straight bushing products are made of include:
- Bronze And Highly Leaded Bronze
- Stainless Steel
Lower total ownership costs
The impact, trajectory, and volume with which material is transported through heavy equipment and machinery can have detrimental structural effects. Cracks, holes, and wall thickness loss can lead to unwanted downtime or premature failure.
Straight bushings from U.S. Bronze Foundry & Machine provide hard-wearing, component-protecting solutions for heavy machinery applications. All orders are produced to applicable industry standards or client specifications
under the guidance of a rigorous quality management system.
Our turnaround time is the industry’s best. We can manufacture rough parts as quickly as two weeks and finished pieces as fast as eight weeks, depending on lead time and other factors.
Contact us to learn more about our straight bushing manufacturing services.