GGB UK

GGB helps create a world of motion with minimal frictional loss through plain bearing and surface engineering technologies.

GGB’s wide choice of bearing materials includes metal-polymer, engineered plastics, fiber reinforced composite, metals and bimetals, bushing blocks and thrust plates as well as specialized housings and assemblies all available in standard or custom sizes and shapes, and manufactured to precise spécifications.

Plain bearings are usually cylindrical in shape and contain no moving parts. Standard configurations include cylindrical bearings, flanged bearings, thrust washers and flanged thrust washers and sliding plates of various shapes. They also can be made to custom designs.

With R&D, testing and production facilities in the United States, Germany, France, Brazil, Slovakia and China, GGB partners with customers worldwide on customized tribological design solutions that are efficient and environmentally sustainable. GGB’s engineers bring their expertise and passion for tribology to a wide range of industries, including automotive, aerospace and industrial manufacturing.

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Metal-Polymer Bearings

GGB’s PTFE based metal-polymer materials offer excellent low friction performance and high wear resistance in a wide range of loads, speeds and temperatures; with or without external lubrication. These materials are used extensively in a diverse range of industrial and automotive applications. The GGB metal-polymer product range includes DU®, DU-B, DP4®, DP4-B, DP10, DP11, DP31, DX®, DTS10®, DX®10®, DS and HI-EX®. Minimum order value: £ 500 

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Metal-Polymer Bearings

Engineered Plastics Bearings

Engineered plastics out of thermoplastic bearing material are processed by injection moulding. This production method enables us to produce unlimited dimensions in accordance to our standard, and also parts with special designs and features.

GGB engineered plastic bearings can be found in many different types of equipment, including agricultural equipment, chemical processing, material handling, electronics assembly, food processing, medical, office, packaging, scientific, sports and recreation, textile and transportation.

GGB EP™ series include PA-based EP™, POM-based EP™12, PBT-based EP™22, PPS-based EP™43 and EP™44, PEEK-based EP™63 and EP™64, and PAI-based EP™73 and EP™79. EP™, EP™22, EP43 and EP™63 are available in standard cylindrical and flanged bearings, as well as special dimensions and shapes.

GGB also offered POM-based KA Glacetal, Multilube® and FLASH-CLICK® thermoplastic bearings. FLASH-CLICK® bearings are the industry´s first dual component double-flanged engineered plastics bearings which feature a special geometry for simple manual or automated installation without the need for a pilot or assembly tools. Minimum order value: £ 500 

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Engineered Plastics Bearings

Fiber Reinforced Composite Bearings

This range of products typically consists of a filament-wound, fiberglass-impregnated, epoxy backing with a variety of low-friction wear-resistant bearing linings. The reinforced composite structure associated with HPMB®, HPM, HPF®, MLG, SBC, GAR-MAX®, GAR-FIL®, HSG and GGB-MEGALIFE™ XT enables the bearing to support high static and dynamic loads. Furthermore, the inert nature of the materials makes these products ideal for corrosive environments such as seawater and acidic environments.

The environmentally friendly HPMB®, HPM and HPF® were specifically developed for hydropower applications, have a high load capacity, excellent shock and edge loading capacity, excellent corrosion resistance, and are dimensionally stable. These hydro bearings are available as bushes, plates, bearing segments and special forms depending on the particular material type. Minimum order value: £ 500 

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Fiber Reinforced Composite Bearings

Metal and Bimetal Bearings

GGB offers a broad range of sizes, forms and materials in monometallic and bimetallic bearings.

 

For the demanding specifications of working within severe working conditions with minimal or no maintenance, our broad range of Metal and Bimetal bearings improve reliability and durability while lowering operating costs. Offering excellent corrosion resistance in industrial outdoor applications and in water, marine and offshore environments, these bearings can be made in many sizes and forms, including thin-walled, thick-walled, flanged, cylindrical, sintered and oil-impregnated, and more.

GGB metals and bimetal product line encompasses a wide range of bearing materials : PYROSLIDE 1100, AUGLIDE™, GGB-BP25, GGB-CBM®, GGB-CSM®, GGB-DB®, GGB-FP20, GGB-SO16, GGB-SHB®, LD, LDD, MBZ-B09, SP, SY.  Minimum order value: £ 500 

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Metal and Bimetal Bearings

Bearing Assemblies

Engineered as a solution to conquer misalignment reduction when high demands are placed on bearings, GGB's UNI, MINI and EXALIGN® self-aligning shaft bearing assemblies offer improved equipment performance over standard bearing assemblies by reducing stress and friction.

Designed to be used with our wide range of metal-polymer bearings and fiber reinforced composite bearings, GGB's self-aligning bearing assemblies remain insensitive to the angular misalignment of a shaft, automatically micro-adjusting to movements. This reduces torque and friction, offering greater reliability, longer service life and lower cost of ownership.  Minimum order value: £ 500 

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Bearing Assemblies

GGB Bearing Solutions for Medical and Hospital and Mobility Aid Equipment

In the healthcare industry, it is crucial that components used in medical equipment meet strict regulations and demands for reliability as well as self-lubricating, corrosion-free, noise dampening and more. While meeting these demands are key, a patient’s safety and comfort are a top priority. GGB’s bushings and surface solutions meet these demands while extending service life of your hospital bed, wheelchairs, dental seating and more.

GGB's BENEFITS:

  • Self-lubricating materials that require no grease or lubricants. 

  • Chemical resistance to withstand harsh cleaning chemicals 

  • Noise dampening characteristics to increase patient’s comfort 

  • Easy installation 
  • RoHS compliant materials

Applications:

MEDICAL & HOSPITAL BEDS AND STRETCHERS

WHEELCHAIRS

DENTAL CHAIRS & SEATING

VENTILATORS AND RESPIRATOR EQUIPMENT

STAIR/CHAIR LIFTS

MONITORS

 

 

 

GGB Bearing Solutions for Medical and Hospital and Mobility Aid Equipment

GGB Bearing Solutions for Construction Industry

We understand that long lasting performance in rugged environments and dependability of your bearings are big pain points for manufacturers of construction and other off-highway equipment. At GGB, we offer reliable greaseless solutions as well as greased bronze and steel bearing solutions designed to increase service life and uptime and enhance sustainable progress and living standards—all at a lower cost of ownership. 

Tough jobs demand even tougher surface solutions 

Machine downtime for a difficult repair, replacement or even just to lubricate a joint can be expensive and time consuming. GGB has worked with major off-highway OEMs and the Advanced Manufacturing Institute (AMI) to develop innovative surface solutions designed to reduce this maintenance time in a variety of applications.

Solutions for demanding construction applications  

Our self-lubricating bushings for heavy construction provide excellent performance, durability and resistance to heavy loads and wear and fatigue. Since lubrication is eliminated, equipment no longer needs to be taken out of operation to be serviced, saving you time and money.  

GGB Bearing Solutions for Construction Industry

GGB Bearing Solutions for Automotive Applications

Your business depends on the reliability and performance of your vehicles. With the demands for noise reduction, electrification, autonomous driving and comfort, automakers need to look at every component of their vehicles for potential weight and space savings. GGB bearings and surface solutions not only meet strict criteria for the design, function and emissions, they  also help make your vehicles safer and more reliable with better fuel economy. Add it all up and it all translates to customer satisfaction. 

Exceeding Expectations

GGB doesn’t just understand the problems the automotive industry faces—we help prevent them from happening in the first place. From safety and service life issues to ride quality—GGB’s tribological solutions are designed to meet strict criteria for the design, function and performance for over 50 automotive applications—including wipers, convertible tops, interiors, struts, levers, pedals, gearboxes, solenoids and many more. 

GGB Bearing Solutions for Automotive Applications

GGB Solutions for Greaseless & Maintenace-free Agricultural Bearing

Your customers depend on your equipment to deliver dependable performance that increases productivity and uptime, while making it easier to multi-task from sunup to sundown. GGB’s reliable, self-lubricating surface solutions check every one of those boxes, all while extending the service life of your tractors, backhoes, mowers, cultivators, seeders, plows, tillers, planters and more. 

Exceeding Expectations

Nobody understands the challenges that agricultural equipment manufacturers like you face better than GGB—from productivity and uptime to all-around dependability, maximum service life and reduced cost of equipment ownership.    

GGB's bearing solutions are used in a wide range of agricultural equipment such as: Tractors, Backhoes, Mowers, Cultivators, Seeders, Harvesters, Sprayers, Plows, Tillers and Planters

GGB Solutions for Greaseless & Maintenace-free Agricultural Bearing

GGB Bearing Solutions for Energy Applications

Maintenance issues, downtime and increased costs caused by unreliable bearings are challenges that many applications in the renewable energy industry face. That’s why GGB offers innovative bearing solutions designed to prevent costly downtime and equipment failure in hydropower, solar and wind applications.

Specialized Solutions for Energy Applications 

GGB offers a wide range of self-lubricating or water-lubricated materials suitable for a variety of hydropower, solar and wind power applications. Our tribological surface solutions offer mechanical properties that support accurate, smooth tracking: 

  • Grease-free bearings that are more environmentally friendly
  •  Corrosion resistant in wet environments 
  •  Low friction and wear for extended life 
  • Low water absorption for dimensional stability 
  • Reduced or no maintenance
    • Longer service life
    • Lower operational costs
    • Increased overall system performance
GGB Bearing Solutions for Energy Applications

GGB Bearing Solutions for Industrial Applications

Uptime is a key challenge that all industrial manufacturers continually face—no matter the industry: chemicals, metals, plastics, pharma, food and beverage and much more. At GGB, we know short lead times, quick turnarounds and minimal downtime are critical to your operation. And that’s where we come in. 

Unique applications require unique solutions 

When you need reliable, maintenance-free bearings that can stand up to demanding industrial environments, you can count on GGB to deliver innovative solutions designed to keep your equipment running efficiently for longer—across a broad range of uses and applications.

GGB Bearing Solutions for Industrial Applications

GGB Solutions for Railroad & Train Bearings for Railway Applications

Advancements in railway transportation now require careful consideration when it comes to bearing design, noise reduction and cost factors. Many manufacturers rely on outdated bearing technology, which can pose serious risk to passenger and cargo safety due to increased stress, speed and load on railway components. 

With GGB’s innovative bearing/surface technology and design, the risk of bearing failure is significantly reduced. And thanks to high-load capacity, low friction, a wide operating temperature range and better corrosion resistance—GGB bearing solutions also reduce noise and prevent quality issues all while improving safety at a competitive price.  

GGB Solutions for Railroad & Train Bearings for Railway Applications

GGB Bearing Solutions for Aerospace Industry

In the aerospace industry, safety, reliability, space and weight savings are challenges you constantly face. And so is passenger comfort. GGB surface solutions not only meet and exceed regulations and safety requirements, they also help provide exceptional ride quality for passengers. That’s why they’re trusted by everyone in the aerospace industry—including all major manufacturers of commercial and military aircraft, as well as their Tier-1 suppliers. 

Exceeding Expectations

In the aerospace industry every detail matters. That’s because even the smallest inefficiencies can compromise cost, ride quality and passenger safety.  

From productivity and uptime to passenger safety and comfort—our  lightweight, maintenance-free plain bearings are certified to the AS 9100D quality standard for use in landing gear, flight controls, engines, passenger seating, and a wide variety of made-to-measure applications.

GGB Bearing Solutions for Aerospace Industry

GGB Compressor Bearing Solutions for Fluid Power Applications

Dozens of critical industries depend on fluid power technology to keep operations running. That’s why pump failure can lead to critical problems that impact operation—from downtime and costly repairs to total equipment failure.  

Built for the long haul

Nobody knows operational uptime in the fluid power industry better than GGB.  Not only do our low-friction, self-lubricating bearings perform more reliably under high loads and speeds, they’re also more resistant to cavitation and chemical attack. With a lightweight, low friction design combined with precision tolerances—our bearings deliver quieter operation and better performance in just about any application in the fluid power industry.

GGB Compressor Bearing Solutions for Fluid Power Applications

GGB Bearing Solutions for Oil & Gas Applications

In the oil and gas industry, operational conditions can be unforgiving. Heat, stress and contamination not only threaten to compromise the performance of your rigs and other machinery—they can also compromise safety. And when safety is paramount and downtime is this costly, GGB bushings keep your operation running smoothly—for longer—thanks to advanced surface engineering technologies. 

You don’t have time for downtime

When you choose GGB, you’re choosing a partner that truly understands the key issues you face in the oil and gas industry, and our advanced surface solutions are designed to reflect that. They last longer, require less maintenance and provide performance that's second-to-none.

GGB Bearing Solutions for Oil & Gas Applications

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