Shock Absorber Bushings and Strut Bearings
Vehicle performance and driving comfort are directly impacted by the shock absorbers. The components that make struts perform at optimal levels must provide a strong steel backing with sintered PTFE.
CCTY Bearing Company’s shock absorber products have:
- Long service life
- Superior wear resistance
- Reduced weight and compact design
- PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) for self-lubricating features and friction reduction
Rod ends are similar to spherical plain bearings (SPBs). While SPBs provide misalignment of oscillating movement in a fixed environment, rod ends can be mounted to the shock absorber as a linkage.
Spherical Plain Bearings
Radial spherical plain bearings are available with different sliding contact surface combinations, where the sliding surfaces of inner and outer rings are made from different materials.
Composite bushings feature a hardened steel backing with an inner lining of PTFE. Cylindrical, flanged and thrust bushings forms are available. TLA material is formulated specifically for linear applications such as shock absorber bushings.