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Plain bearings

Technical Product Information | 2014-04
Plain Bearings with ELGOTEX®
Maintenance-free – wear-resistant

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INA Plain Bearings


Metal-polymer composite plain bearings

Metal-polymer composite bearings are a cost-effective alternative for applications with minimum available space and a comparatively high sliding speed. In solar power plants, they can be used in the bearing supports of tracking systems, for example in the elevation axis. Our plain bearings are available as bushes and flanged bushes, as well as thrust washers, half-shells, and strips.


  • Low maintenance or maintenance-free
  • Wear-resistant
  • Constant low friction values throughout the whole operating period

Plain bearing bushes with ELGOTEX®

Plain bearing bushes with ELGOTEX® are resistant to shocks and tilting. Customer-specific solutions with special dimensions or special tolerances, for example, are available on request. The bearings are available with and without integrated seals.


  • Maintenance-free
  • Extremely robust
  • Very good damping behavior
  • Low wear with a constant friction value (dry lubrication)
  • Resistant to contamination
  • Corrosion-resistant

Plain bushes with ELGOGLIDE®

Plain bushes with ELGOGLIDE® have excellent damping behavior. Bearings with an additional coating applied to the steel support body as anti-corrosion protection are also available. These plain bearing bushes are also available with integrated seals.


  • Maintenance-free
  • Extremely high static and dynamic load carrying capacity within a small design envelope
  • Dry lubrication
  • Very low friction
  • Very low breakaway torque without the "stick slip" effect

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