Industrial & Lead Products

There is no doubt that if a bearing be highly loaded in relation to its size, a high tin alloy is desirable; whereas for much slower speed work and less heavily loaded bearings, a lead-base one may be employed, and is far more economical.

In selecting the proper type of Babbitt for a particular job there are a number of different factors to take into consideration, the most important of which are as follows:

  • Surface speed of the SHAFT
  • Load bearing is required to carry

Secondly, but no less important, the following points must also be taken into account:

  • Continuity of service
  • Bonding possibilities
  • Cooling facilities
  • Lubrication
  • Cleanliness
  • Attention given to the bearings in question

White Metal Bearing Alloys (Babbitt Metal)