Stainless self lubricating plain bearings.

– Maintenance-free (self-lubricating)
– Low coefficient of friction
– Stainless steel (anti corrosive)
– Approved according to RoHS Directive

Areas of use
Foodstuff- and pharmaceutical industries. Offshore and other marine applications.

Shapes & forms
Plain cylindrical bearings, flanged bearings, thrustwashers, sliding plates

Also available
with leadfree PTFE, with a variety of PTFEmixes specialized for various industries


SS-LMB is a self-lubricating triple-layer bearing specifically suited for corrosive environments, and the food industry. Outer mantle is of stainless steel and the self-lubricating slide layer consists of a special polymeric material similar to the PTFE but without lead content.

Assembly of SS-LMB
SS-LMB bearings are not to be worked on (no bore or grinding). Nor on the inside or the outside diameter. They are already prepared for assembly.
The bearings are so designed that when press-fitting the bearing into the housing, the mating gap can be eliminated.

The mating-point of the bearing should be positioned away from the load-zone. Press-fit thebearing straight and concentrically into the housing, carefully and slowly, using a press or a vise, making sure that no damage is done to the inner surface of the bearing.

Thrust washers and sliding plates (sheets) can be screwed or glued with e.g. Loctite for metals (e.g. Loctite 603). Be careful not to get any glue on the sliding surface.

If a bore is made, always operate from the sliding surface towards the steel surface.
This is to prevent the three layers from dividing.

Cutting or sticking
Always cut or stick the sliding plate (sheets or washers) from the sliding surface towards the steel surface. Bearing are to be cut from the inside towards the outside. This is to prevent the three layers from dividing. Therefore always start from the soft layer towards the harder layer. It also helps you to keep any burrs in the right direction (not towards the sliding surface).

SS-LMB (wrapped bushing with PTFE sliding surface)
Bearings, washers or sheets of the brand SS-LMB are to be run dry. If, however, grease is used, we recommend a so called “white grease”. E.g. a lithium-based grease with additives from a “whitener”, e.g. calcium hydroxide, zinc monoxide, zinc peroxide etc.

Special manufacturing
Upon request, we can offer inch-sizes, special lengths, bearings acc. to drawing and various PTFE-layers for different areas of use as well as different backings in bronze or stainless steel etc.