Manganese Bronze Slide Bearing Plates

Manganese Bronze Slide Bearing Plates – High Performance & Durability

Manganese bronze slide bearing plates are crafted from a powerful alloy, designed to endure particularly challenging industrial applications. Known for their exceptional strength and resistance to wear and corrosion, these plates are indispensable for environments requiring high performance and durability.

Customization and Versatility

Tailored to Your Needs:

  • These plates can be custom-designed to meet specific size, shape, and tolerance requirements. This versatility makes them suitable for a wide range of applications, from supporting pipelines to maintaining heavy machinery and performing in marine settings.
  • Customization ensures that the plates fit precisely into your systems, delivering optimal performance in even particularly demanding scenarios.

Dependable Performance:

  • Manganese bronze slide bearing plates, including those made from C86300 and C86700 alloys, conform to stringent industry standards. This adherence guarantees reliable and consistent performance across various applications.
  • Whether used in pipeline support systems, heavy-duty machinery, or marine environments, these plates are engineered to provide long-lasting and dependable service.


Manganese Bronze Slide Bearing Plates

Discover the ultimate in durability and performance with our C86300 manganese bronze slide bearing plates. Perfect for heavy-duty applications, these bearing plates ensure smooth operation and reduced maintenance across various industries. Upgrade your machinery with bronze bearing technology today!

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C86300 manganese bronze

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What Is C86300 manganese bronze Bushing

C86300 manganese bronze is a robust copper alloy renowned for its high strength, making it ideal for heavy-duty applications like slide bearing plates in bridge construction. Here are some key features and benefits of C86300 manganese bronze slide bearing plates:

Exceptional Strength

With a tensile strength exceeding 110,000 ksi, these plates can endure heavy loads and intense stress, ensuring durability in demanding environments.

Exceptional Strength

With a tensile strength exceeding 110,000 ksi, these plates can endure heavy loads and intense stress, ensuring durability in demanding environments.

Self-Lubricating Properties

The incorporation of graphite plugs offers self-lubrication, which facilitates smooth sliding and reduces maintenance needs.

Ease of Installation

Designed with countersunk mounting holes and a center hole, these plates are straightforward to install, simplifying the construction process.

Significant Coverage

Capable of covering up to 30% of a bridge’s surface area, they play a critical role in enhancing the structure’s overall strength and flexibility.

Material Composition

C86300 manganese bronze, also known as SAE 430B, is an alloy composed of 60-66% copper, 22-28% zinc, 2-4% iron, 5-7.5% aluminum, and 2.5-5% manganese.

Applications of C86300 Manganese Bronze Slide Bearing Plates

  1. Oil and Gas Industry: C86300 manganese bronze slide bearing plates enhance the reliability of pipeline support systems. Their robustness and durability make them ideal for maintaining structural integrity in demanding conditions.
  2. Industrial Machinery: These bearing plates are crucial for heavy-duty bearings, gears, and cams. Their high tensile strength and wear resistance ensure long-lasting performance in industrial machinery.
  3. Hydraulic Systems: The use of C86300 manganese bronze slide bearing plates in hydraulic systems enhances the lifespan and efficiency of hydraulic cylinder components. Their self-lubricating properties reduce wear and maintenance requirements.
  4. In construction and mining, where equipment faces extreme conditions, these bearing plates are essential. They provide reliable performance and longevity under heavy loads and abrasive environments.

With a broad range of sizes, these manganese bronze slide bearing plates cater to small and large applications alike. They provide flexibility in design and are ideal for applications requiring both strength and reduced weight.

C86300 Manganese Bronze Slide Bearing Plates
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Slide Bearing Plate Design and Features

C86300 manganese bronze slide bearing plates are crafted with precision to meet the demands of heavy-duty applications. Here’s a detailed look at their design and features:

  • Manufacturing Process:
    • These plates are typically produced by machining and drilling C86300 bronze plate stock. The precision process ensures that the plates meet exacting specifications for thickness, width, and hole placement.
  • Self-Lubricating Graphite Plugs:
    • A key feature of these plates is the integration of solid lubricant graphite plugs. These plugs provide self-lubrication, which eliminates the need for additional external lubrication and significantly reduces maintenance requirements.
    • The graphite plugs are machined to be flush with the plate’s surface, creating a smooth and continuous sliding interface that enhances performance and durability.
  • Design for Easy Installation:
    • The plates often come with rounded corners, which facilitate easier installation and better fit in various structures. This design feature helps in preventing snagging or alignment issues during installation.

ASTM B22 Standard and C86300 Manganese Bronze Slide Bearing Plates

The ASTM B22 standard plays a crucial role in the application of C86300 manganese bronze, particularly in the construction of bridges and other structures requiring robust, high-performance bronze castings.

Key Points About ASTM B22 and C86300 Manganese Bronze:

  1. Scope of ASTM B22:
    • ASTM B22 outlines the requirements for several copper alloys, including UNS C86300. These specifications are particularly relevant for bronze castings used in bridges and other structural applications, such as turntables and movable bridges.
    • This standard ensures that the materials used in these critical components meet stringent performance criteria.
  2. C86300 “Bridge Plate”:
    • C86300 manganese bronze is available as a specialty product known as “Bridge Plate,” which conforms to the ASTM B22 standard. This designation indicates that the material is specifically formulated and processed to meet the demands of bridge applications.
    • The manufacturing process for C86300 bronze can vary depending on the size, specifications, and quantity needed. Methods may include sand casting, centrifugal casting, or continuous casting to produce components that meet precise requirements.
  3. Interrelation with ASTM B505:
    • ASTM B22 is often referenced alongside ASTM B505, which governs the continuous casting of C86300 manganese bronze. ASTM B505 specifies the chemical composition and mechanical properties required for the alloy, ensuring that it maintains high standards of quality and performance.
    • Continuous cast C86300 bronze provides consistent material properties that are essential for reliable performance in heavy-duty applications.
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C86700 Manganese Bronze Slide Bearing Plates

C86700 Manganese Bronze Slide Bearing Plates

C86700 manganese bronze is a versatile and robust alloy widely used for manufacturing slide bearing plates in various heavy-duty applications.

  • Composition: Copper (55-60%): Forms the primary base of the alloy, providing excellent thermal and electrical conductivity.
    Zinc (30-38%): Enhances the alloy’s strength and corrosion resistance.
    Tin (1.5%): Adds to the alloy’s wear resistance and strength.
    Other Elements: Includes small amounts of iron, nickel, and aluminum, which improve hardness, strength, and overall durability.
  • Mechanical Properties: Tensile Strength: Approximately 85 ksi (586 MPa), allowing the alloy to withstand substantial loads.
    Yield Strength: Around 42 ksi (290 MPa), indicating its ability to resist permanent deformation under stress.
    Elongation: About 20%, which measures the alloy’s ductility and ability to undergo some degree of stretching or bending before breaking.
    Density: 0.301 lb/in³ (8.33 g/cm³), contributing to the alloy’s overall weight and suitability for various applications.
    Melting Point Range: Between 1583-1616°F (862-880°C), providing a high-temperature threshold for operational safety and performance.
    Machinability Rating: Rated at 55, making it relatively easy to machine into precise components like slide bearing plates.

manganese bronze is a high-strength, machinable alloy that is particularly well-suited for manufacturing slide bearing plates used in demanding, heavy-duty applications. Its composition provides a balance of strength, wear resistance, and corrosion resistance. The integration of solid lubricant graphite plugs ensures that these plates offer self-lubrication, reducing maintenance needs and enhancing performance. Whether used in the oil and gas sector, industrial pipeline systems, or heavy machinery, manganese bronze slide bearing plates are a reliable choice for applications requiring robust, durable, and efficient materials.



High-Performance Bearing Plates

C86300 and C86700 Alloys: These specific grades of manganese bronze are particularly effective in providing the reliability and durability needed for heavy-duty operations. They are favored for their excellent mechanical properties and ability to perform in rigorous conditions.

Features and Design of Slide Bearing Plates

Features and Design of Slide Bearing Plates

Self-Lubricating Graphite Plugs:

  • Slide bearing plates made from C86700 manganese bronze often include solid lubricant graphite plugs. These plugs provide essential self-lubricating capabilities, reducing the need for external lubrication.
  • The graphite plugs significantly lower the coefficient of friction to about 0.12-0.15, ensuring smooth and efficient movement in applications with low velocity.

Design Characteristics:

  • Raised Graphite Plugs: The plugs are typically raised or flush with the surface of the bearing plate to maintain a smooth sliding interface, enhancing operational efficiency and reducing wear.
  • Rounded Corners: For easy installation, the plates often feature rounded corners, which prevent snagging and facilitate a better fit during assembly.

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