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Polymer Bushing Bearings

Polymer Bushing Bearings

Thomson polymer bushing bearings offer linear motion designers a reliable, yet economical, option for machines in which moment load is non-critical or contamination and temperature are concerns. These plain bearings are also useful for applications that require shafting that is incompatible with traditional Ball Bushings® (e.g. 316 stainless steel). Handling loads up to 2023 lbf, polymer bushings provide a corrosion-resistant option for low-load, low-speed applications.

When combined with roundrail shafting, pillow blocks or other assembly components, polymer bearings deliver a cost-effective linear motion solution to a number of applications, including factory automation, robotics, health and fitness, medical automation, woodworking, packaging, food and beverage, and vending.

Overview

Polymer Bearings Specifications:

 

Max. load [N (lbf)] 9000 (2023)
Max. speed [m/s (in/sec)] 8 (315)
Bushing sizes closed type [mm] 6,8,10,12,16,20,25,30,40,50
Bushing sizes open type [mm] 10, 12, 16, 20,25,30, 40, 50
Operating temperature limits [C(F)] -50-90(-58-194)
House material anodized aluminum
Pillow block material aluminum

 

                             

Polymer Bearings Highlights:

  • Available in sizes of 6 to 50 mm (closed) and 10 to 50 mm (open).
  • Maintenance-free operation.
  • Polymer liners reduce noise.
  • Dirt and dust resistant.
  • Anodized aluminum adapter.
  • Available with aluminum pillow blocks.
  • Operates in temperatures from -58˚F to 194˚F / -50˚C to 90˚C.
  • Available in open and closed types.

Polymer Bearings Applications:

  • Factory Automation
  • Robotics
  • Health and Fitness
  • Medical Automation
  • Woodworking
  • Packaging
  • Food and Beverage
  • Vending

Polymer Bushing Bearings IGUS CROSS REFERENCE

Polymer bushing bearings from the brand name you trust are now available locally from your distributor.

Click here to download a PDF of the cross reference table below.

 
Part Type Thomson Part Number Description IGUS Part Number
Standard Pillow Block PLBM12 POLYMER-PILLOW BLOCK 12MM RGA-01-12
PLBM16 POLYMER-PILLOW BLOCK 16MM RGA-01-16
PLBM20 POLYMER-PILLOW BLOCK 20MM RGA-01-20
PLBM25 POLYMER-PILLOW BLOCK 25MM RGA-01-25
PLBM30 POLYMER-PILLOW BLOCK 30MM RGA-01-30
PLBM40 POLYMER-PILLOW BLOCK 40MM RGA-01-40
PLBM12OPN POLYMER-PILLOW BLOCK 12MM OPEN OGA-01-12
PLBM16OPN POLYMER-PILLOW BLOCK 16MM OPEN OGA-01-16
PLBM20OPN POLYMER-PILLOW BLOCK 20MM OPEN OGA-01-20
PLBM25OPN POLYMER-PILLOW BLOCK 25MM OPEN OGA-01-25
PLBM30OPN POLYMER-PILLOW BLOCK 30MM OPEN OGA-01-30
PLBM40OPN POLYMER-PILLOW BLOCK 40MM OPEN OGA-01-40
Twin Pillow Block PLTBM12 TWN POLYMER-PILLOW BLOCK 12MM RTA-01-12
PLTBM16 TWN POLYMER-PILLOW BLOCK 16MM RTA-01-16
PLTBM20 TWN POLYMER-PILLOW BLOCK 20MM RTA-01-20
PLTBM25 TWN POLYMER-PILLOW BLOCK 25MM RTA-01-25
PLTBM30 TWN POLYMER-PILLOW BLOCK 30MM RTA-01-30
PLTBM40 TWN POLYMER-PILLOW BLOCK 40MM RTA-01-40
PLTBM12OPN POLYMER-PILLOW BLOCK 12MM OPEN OTA-01-12
PLTBM16OPN POLYMER-PILLOW BLOCK 16MM OPEN OTA-01-16
PLTBM20OPN POLYMER-PILLOW BLOCK 20MM OPEN OTA-01-20
PLTBM25OPN POLYMER-PILLOW BLOCK 25MM OPEN OTA-01-25
PLTBM30OPN POLYMER-PILLOW BLOCK 30MM OPEN OTA-01-30
PLTBM40OPN POLYMER-PILLOW BLOCK 40MM OPEN OTA-01-40
Polymer Bushing PLM06 POLYMER BUSHING 6MM RJZM-01-06
PLM08 POLYMER BUSHING 8MM RJZM-01-08
PLM10 POLYMER BUSHING 10MM RJUM-01-10
PLM12 POLYMER BUSHING 12MM RJUM-01-12
PLM16 POLYMER BUSHING 16MM RJUM-01-16
PLM20 POLYMER BUSHING 20MM RJUM-01-20
PLM25 POLYMER BUSHING 25MM RJUM-01-25
PLM30 POLYMER BUSHING 30MM RJUM-01-30
PLM40 POLYMER BUSHING 40MM RJUM-01-40
PLM50 POLYMER BUSHING 50MM RJUM-01-50
PLM10OPN POLYMER BUSHING 10MM OPEN OJUM-01-10
PLM12OPN POLYMER BUSHING 12MM OPEN OJUM-01-12
PLM16OPN POLYMER BUSHING 16MM OPEN OJUM-01-16
PLM20OPN POLYMER BUSHING 20MM OPEN OJUM-01-20
PLM25OPN POLYMER BUSHING 25MM OPEN OJUM-01-25
PLM30OPN POLYMER BUSHING 30MM OPEN OJUM-01-30
PLM40OPN POLYMER BUSHING 40MM OPEN OJUM-01-40

CAD Models

RoundRail Linear Guides and Components: Linear Bearings, Linear Shafting, Rail Guides 16328 KB Email

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Bushings (PL Series)

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Pillow Blocks

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Twin Pillow Blocks

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