Plastic Bearings for Better Performance
Thomson™ Nyliner™ plastic bearings are the ideal alternative to sintered bronze or other metal bushings. Our bearings are injection-molded from quality engineering thermoplastics to eliminate stick-slip and metal-on-metal contact. This allows smooth, accurate, low-friction, linear, rotary or oscillating motion.
Thomson Nyliner bearings provide precise, cost-effective solutions for design issues in a variety of applications. A few unique applications include automotive brake and clutch pedal assemblies, printer cartridges, hydraulic cylinders, gear motors, and truck suspensions.
We offer several types of bearings in a wide range of sizes, kept in stock for immediate shipment. Bearings are made from Thomson Nyliner Engineering Polymer (TEP) 110, our standard bearing material. In addition, nylon bearings are offered in a premium, high-performance material for demanding applications.
Advanced Thin Wall Construction
Thomson Nyliner's state-of-the-art injection-molding technology gives bearings the dimensional tolerance necessary for precise fits. Thin wall bearings promote efficient heat transfer, high speed, and cost savings. This thin wall construction is especially effective in preventing heat build-up which reduces the potential for bearing failure. It is important that heat easily transfers through the shaft axis and housing to decrease friction and wear on the bearing.
Unique Compensation Gap
All Thomson Nyliner standard bearings feature the unique compensation gap. With this built-in axial slot, the diameter of the bearing can adjust to variations in temperature and humidity.
Thomson Nyliner Engineering Polymers
Our exclusive blends of quality thermoplastics and unique additives are tough, resilient, water-resistant plastics. TEP materials boast low coefficients of friction and require little or no lubrication. Also, they are virtually unaffected by alkalines and dilute acids, detergents, alcohol or organic solvents. Bearings made of TEP outperform in hostile environments that destroys ordinary plastics or corrode metal.