High Performance Plastic Sheet, Rod and Tubular Bar

We contracted Advanced Industrial to manufacture bearing cages for several of our cars. They helped us select a proprtietary Bearing Grade PEEK material for this very challenging application. The parts were delivered early, as requested, and the attention that Advanced paid to the quality of the parts was impressive to say the least. We ran the parts through qualifying with no apparent signs of wear. The Bearing Grade PEEK and the profesionals at Advanced Industrial exceeded our expectations.

Jim J.     A local NASCAR Team (asked to not be named) Race City USA, NC

Plastic Bearing Design

PV at its most simple level is an equation to derive an understandingof the heat generated by the interaction between bearing wear surface and shaft. It is the heat that is generated during typical bearing lifecycling that can cause premature bearing failure as a result of the wear surface degrading or the engineered backing material going througha gradual reduction in mechanical or physical properties. The calculation of PV can vary slightly depending on the type of bearing being evaluated (journal bearing, thrust washer, flanged bearing or linear bearing); however, in most cases the bearing calculation will follow the example below.