In the case of a sliding bearing made of two-layer material, e.g. (deva.bm® or deva.tex®)
- These sliding bearings consist of a base layer and a sliding layer.
- The bearing is to be considered worn when the sliding layer is completely used up at one point of the bearing. This is noticeable by a sharp increase in the coefficient of friction. After disassembly, it can be seen that the material of the back shows through
For a plain bearing made of solid material (deva.metal®)
- A plain bearing made of solid material consists of a homogeneous, sliding material. These bearings can theoretically wear down to the minimum wall thickness.
- For solid bearings, the limiting factor is usually the design of the machine or application.
In the case of a bronze plain bearing with macro-distributed solid lubricant (deva.glide®)
- The deva.glide® material consists of a bronze material with macro-distributed solid lubricant inserts. These solid lubricant inserts can be completely used up until the plain bearing is considered worn.
- For deva.glide® bearings, the limiting factor is usually the design of the machine or the application.