Bronze Bushes


Kormax stock a comprehensive range of Metric and Imperial Bronze Bushes (also known as FB and FBM Bronze Bushes). Kormax’s plain bronze bearings, also known as bronze sleeve bushings, are manufactured from continuous cast bronze, conforming to AS1565 gradeC83600 (BS1400 LG2). Progressive sizes are available in imperial and metric sizes, however Kormax can also manufacture bronze bushings to your specific size and tolerance requirements. The ready-to-use nature of these bushes allows significant time savingsand lower overall cost in a wide variety of applications.

Common Applications


Key Features


Material Profile


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Operating Performance

Condition Rating Recommendation
Dry 1 Not Recommended
Oil Lubricated 6 Excellent
Grease Lubricated 6 Excellent
Fresh Water 4 Good (with lubrication)
Salt Water 3 Fair (with lubrication)

Bearing Properties

Physical Properties Condition Metric Values Imperial Values
Maximum Contact Pressure Sliding 28 N/mm2 4061 psi
Operating temperature Min -100 °C -148 °F
Operating temperature Max 250 °C 482 °F
Maximum sliding speed Lubricated 2.5 m/s 492 fpm
Maximum PV factor Lubricated 2.5 N/mm2 x m/s 71300 psi x fpm
Coefficient of friction Lubricated 0.08 – 0.14


Tolerances Metric Imperial
Inside Diameter -0.01 -0.0005
+0.04 +0.0015
Outside Diameter +0.06 +0.002
+0.10 +0.004
Length +0.25 +0.010
-0.25 -0.010

Mating Material Recommendations

Physical Properties Unit Value
Surface Roughness µm
Surface Hardness BHN >180


Plain Bronze Bushes Data Sheet

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Smarter Engineering with Bronze. Webinar 3: Bronze Bearing Fitment and Lubrication


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