Benchmark is proud to offer the following comparison between VIBSORB PRO SLIDE Expansion and slide bearings, Fabreeka SBX / TTX and STX Slide Bearings and ETF Slide Bearings with PTFE

The Made in America and fabricated in Canada, Benchmark brand VIBSORB PRO SLIDE engineer approved equivalent is in stock and available for fast shipping!

 All above specifications are meant to be used for basic comparison and information purposes only. Please verify with the above manufacturers directly. 

In order to have been selected for this list the above mentioned products would be considered to be of the highest quality. When engineers specify vibration control or thermal break products or brands they generally add the "or approved equivalent" option. Typically lead time and pricing become determining factors once the engineer on record has verified the selected product meets the design criteria.

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The above comparison table is meant to assist with identifying additional approved alternative products. For more detailed and verified specifications please contact the respective above manufacturers directly. 

For Vibsorb MIL C 882, PTFE, Slide Bearings, Elastomeric Bearings / STB-1 Structural Thermal Break availability, pricing, detailed datasheets, engineer approved equivalent questions or design packages please contact Benchmark today or fill out the information request form below. For all other products listed above please contact the respective manufacturers or distributors directly!

Micarta Bearings – Slide Bearings

VIBSORB PRO SLIDE Expansion Bearings Canada

Thermoset composites are used to replace metal bearing to eliminate bonding that occurs between metal bearings and shaft under extreme heat and pressure. In addition to improving abrasion resistance, Micarta materials exhibit excellent PV (Pressure and Velocity) loading capability.

VIBSORB PRO SLIDE Expansion Bearings structural expansion bearings, or slide bearings, accommodate thermal expansion and structural rotation in buildings, bridges and pipe supports. Fabreeka designs and manufactures four types of expansion / slide bearings for a wide range of applications. The expansion bearings are supplied as an upper and lower unit prepared to be tack or stitch welded in the field.

For proper bearing design, several questions must be answered.

We require the following information to prepare a quote for Slide bearings:

  • The maximum available bearing area – depth, width and height.
  • The maximum expansion expected and in which direction.
  • The maximum load on each bearing.
  • The maximum beam rotation in radians at the bearing area.
  • If any slots/holes are required, a bolt pattern must be supplied.

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Key Features/Benefits

  • VIBSORB PRO SLIDE Expansion Bearings with MIL C 882 anti vibration pad in the lower unit to accommodate large rotations and high reaction loads.
  • VIBSORB PRO SLIDE Expansion Bearings bearings are manufactured using a filled or unfilled PTFE sliding surface as required.
  • All expansion / slide bearings are designed or manufactured to specification.
  • VIBSORB PRO SLIDE Expansion bearings meet AASHTO and State DOT specifications for fabric reinforced bearings pads with PTFE sliding surface.

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