These bushes are found in all the linkage parts of the brake linkages on freight wagon bogies, with the exception of brake block shoes, where the temperatures generated are too high for the use of thermoplastics. The key to achieving the desired performance is striking the right balance between a low friction coefficient and excellent wear-resistance in a dry-running application. It goes without saying that these parts are in operation all year round, as with all other railway applications.
faigle’s plastic bushes have been used for many years in all brake linkage parts, which reflects their extremely low coefficient of friction, outstanding dry-running properties and excellent resistance to wear and tear. In addition, the bushes’ strong damping properties protect adjacent functional parts such as drill holes and bolts.
And all this 365 days a year, whatever the weather and without the need for additional maintenance between service intervals.
- No maintenance required during service intervals
- Reduces the weight of bogies
- Physiologically safe
- Cost-effective, including for lower volumes and custom sizes