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Plain Bearing Components


As the premier die components manufacturer, we offer an extensive line of catalog guide posts and bushings in both plain bearing and ball bearing styles, available for immediate delivery.

Our plain bearing guide posts are available in press fit, demountable and removable styles. The press fit and demountable styles are available in commercial and precision series. Precision guide posts are hardened, ground and hard chrome plated to provide an exceptionally smooth, hard wearing surface as well as providing resistance to corrosion, less friction and maintenance of close working fits.

Our plain bearing bushings are available in press fit and demountable styles and are equipped with figure 8 oil grooves and lubrication fittings. Our demountable bushings are available in three profiles, standard, short and extra long shoulder to give optimum flexibility in die set design. The bushings are also available in steel, bronze, bronze-plated and self-lubricating materials and are ideally suited for running with commercial and precision posts. All demountable bushings are pre-fitted to the same diameter guide posts to ensure that the bushings and guide posts of the same diameter are completely interchangeable.

Demountable posts and bushings are tap fit into location and seat flush with the ground face of the punch holder or die shoe. They are held in place with toe clamps and screws which provide perfect alignment of the post and bushing with the bore perpendicular to the ground surface of the punch holder or shoe. The clamp and screws provide four times the holding power compared to pressed-in components, yet they can be easily removed and assembled thus simplifying die building and maintenance.