Extreme conditions are where they're most at home. That is exactly what makes them so appealing. The market for self-lubricating and maintenance-free sliding bearings in the heavy-duty sector is growing rapidly.
Soaring maintenance costs, competitive pressure, and the need to act ecologically are leading to a change in the way that bearings are used. The use of self-lubricating, maintenance-free material systems makes it possible to sustainably reduce or even completely avoid the escape of environmentally harmful lubricants such as oil and grease. Without forgoing performance! At the same time, costs can be effectively reduced by cutting down on maintenance and disposal expenses. With their special attributes, DEVA sliding bearings in the heavy-duty sector are demonstrating their effectiveness in agriculture, in mining, on construction sites, in materials handling and transshipment cranes, and in many other applications.
DEVA sliding bearings can cope with extreme operating conditions:
With deva.tex®, we have not only launched the most high-performance composite material onto the heavy-duty market but are also presenting a patented seal solution that pairs reduced maintenance effort with durability and environmental friendliness. We have been able to demonstrate the practicality and high effectiveness of deva.tex®, including the newly developed seal systems, in intensive tests involving excavators under real operating conditions.
Increased environmental awareness and tighter legal requirements are leading to increased demand for eco-friendly solutions and are making the use of low-maintenance or maintenance-free systems ever more attractive. We have replaced grease with solid lubricants that form a low-friction film between the bearing and the race material, thereby separating them. This enables controlled wear and makes our self-lubricating, maintenance-free sliding bearings the epitome of efficient and sustainable solutions.