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GLYCO® 193

Key Features

  • Usable under severe fluid lubricated or greased conditions
  • Running as well as under dry conditions due to the PTFE additive
  • High pv-value
  • Very high wear resistance
  • Very high load capacity
  • Low friction (improved through PTFE)
  • High thermal strength
  • Rotating, oscillating and axial motion possible

Some particular fluid lubricated applications need to be able to endure very high loads under poor lubrication supply, thus operating for long periods under mixed friction conditions at higher wear rate and elevated temperatures. 

Other special applications are running greased or even without any lubrication under high axial or radial pressures reducing considerably the service life when standard materials are used.

GLYCO® 193 is a three layer composite material. A porous tin bronze sinter structure is applied on a steel back, which is impregnated with a PPS sliding material with friction improving and wear reducing additives. An overlay of the same sliding material is located above the filled bronze structure.

Maximum sliding velocity of 2 m/s under dry operation. 

In a lubricated application, higher values up to 10 m/s or more depending on lubricant supply conditions are possible.


Microsection GLYCO® 193 according to ISO 3547 type P2


1PPS, PTFE and additives
2Tin bronze
3Steel back
4Tin layer (optional)


Technical Data

PropertiesGLYCO® 193
Material typeThermoplastic based according to ISO 3547 type P2
CompositionSteel back with sintered layer of tin bronze. Pore filling and cover layer (0.060 resp. 0.100 mm) of PS, PTFE with additives
ApplicationRunning fluid lubricated like pumps, shock absorbers, transmissions.
Running greased like seat recliners, brakes.
Running dry like vibration dampers, belt tensioners, actuators.
Other applications with risk of high bearing wear
Permissible stat. specific load250 MPa
Permissible dyn. specific load120 MPa
Maximum sliding velocity 2 m/s (dry running)
2 m/s (greased)
10 m/s (oiled)
Operating temperature-40 to 220 °C
Coefficient of friction0.03 to 0.10 (dry running and greased)
Wear layer thickness (min.)0.2 mm / 0.0079 in
Wear resistance
Load capacity
Ability to support edge loads (resulting from misalignment)good
Ability to embed dirt and foreign particlesstandard
Ability to carry alternating loadsgood
Ability to accommodate linear movementgood
Machining of sliding surface after mountingcalibration
Technical sheet

Available Designs