Flexible Bearings

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Silent-Lign Flexible Bearing

The Bushings Inc. “Silent-Lign” Flexible Bearing is a field-proven sleeve bearing assembly designed to offer low initial cost with a minimum number of parts.  The “Silent-Lign” Bearing provides low installation cost, with extreme ease of application. Low maintenance cost with a constantly lubricated bearing.  Plus additional design elements such as a neoprene-flexing medium, which accommodates shaft misalignment and provides quiet operation, and metal parts with an outside diameter ground for ease of assembly.

“Silent-Lign” Flexible Bearings offer:

  • Accommodate Maximum Amount of Misalignment
  • Silent – Eliminates Transmission of Noise
  • Porous Bearings – Constantly Self-Lubricating
  • Oil Resistant Neoprene-Flexing Medium
  • Amazingly Low in Cost
  • No Close-In During Press Fitting. No Line-Ream required
  • Self Aligning – Utilizes the Entire Inside Diameter of the Bearing (No Shaft Gall at the Edges)

QUIETS NEW AND USED EQUIPMENT

The “Silent-Lign” solves your complex engineering problems, both in new product design and replacement on noisy, new and used equipment.  Field proven, these Sleeve Bearings accommodate maximum shaft misalignment, plus quiet noisy equipment with a flexible neoprene medium.

The “Silent-Lign” sleeve bearing offers low initial cost, and minimal maintenance expense, while providing durable, reliable service.  “Silent-Lign” bearings are oil impregnated.  The porous bronze sleeve acts as a metallic sponge.  It constantly obtains sufficient lubrication through absorption with the application of a few drops of oil as necessary.  The neoprene wall is an oil resistant flexing medium.  It can accommodate a high angle of torsional movement. As the amount of misalignment increases, the thickness of the neoprene is increased and its length is reduced.  This permits the entire I.D. of the bearing to be utilized, with no shaft gall at the edges.  The neoprene wall also acts as an isolating agent, silencing vibration, and eliminating the transmission of noise.  The outer shell of the bearing cartridge is ground for ease of assembly.

“SILENT-LIGN” FLEXIBLE BEARING DIMENSIONS

Select the correct Bushings Inc. “Silent Lign” Bearing part number from stock, or special order based on the shaft sizes and complete dimensions shown.

SHELF STOCK ITEMS

For all of the Shelf Stock Item products listed below, direct links to McMaster-Carr’s website are below these tables.

Part No. A B C D E F
SLB-15300 .375″ – .376″ .999″ – 1.000″ 5/8″ 1″ 7/8″ 18 ga.
SLB-15400 .501″ – .502″ .999″ – 1.000″ 5/8″ 1″ 7/8″ 18 ga.
SLB-15500 .626″ – .627″ 1.249″ – 1.250″ 7/8″ 1 1/4″ 1 1/8″ 16 ga.
SLB-15600 .752″ – .753″ 1.249″ – 1.250″ 7/8″ 1 1/4″ 1 1/8″ 16 ga.
SLB-15700 .876″ – .877″ 1.624″ – 1.625″ 1 1/4″ 1 1/2″ 1 3/8″ 16 ga.
SLB-16000 1.001″ – 1.002″ 1.624″ – 1.625″ 1 1/4″ 1 1/2″ 1 3/8″ 16 ga.
SLB-16100 1.125″ – 1.126″ 1.873″ – 1.875″ 1 1/2″ 1 3/4″ 1 5/8″ 16 ga.

SPECIAL ORDER

Part No. A B C D E F
SLB-15100 .126″ – 127″ .624″ – .625″ 3/8″ 1/2″ 7/16″ 18 ga.
SLB-15200 .251″ – .252″ .624″ – .625″ 3/8″ 5/8″ 1/2″ 18 ga.
SLB-16200 1.251″ – 1.252″ 1.873″ – 1.875″ 1 1/2″ 1 3/4″ 1 5/8″ 16 ga.
SLB-16300 1.375″ – 1.376″ 2.123″ – 2.125″ 1 5/8″ 1 3/4″ 1 5/8″ 11 ga.
SLB-16400 1.502″ – 1.503″ 2.373″ – 2.375″ 1 7/8″ 1 3/4″ 1 5/8″ 11 ga.

MCMASTER-CARR PART NUMBERS AND DIRECT LINKS

SILENT-LIGN FLEXIBLE BEARINGS

B.I. PART #

MCMASTER-CARR DIRECT LINK

SLB 15300    6364K31
SLB 15400    6364K32
SLB 15500    6364K33
SLB 15600    6364K34
SLB 16000    6364K36