BIV-MET® is a wrapped bushing material consisting of a steel backing material and a bronze sliding layer. It was originally developed as a more economical solution towards the BRO-MET® material, which is a full bronze wrapped bushing.
Due to increasing copper prices and an increasing pressure to reduce production cost, BIV-MET® combines both advantages. The bronze sliding layer fulfils the demand on a wear resistant sliding material and the steel is a common backing material, catering to the need for lower production costs.
BIV-MET® is like all wrapped bushings, manufactured to DIN 1494 / ISO 3547 and the sizes are the same as for the BRO-MET® series.
The only difference is in the bronze alloy which the BRO-MET is a CuSn8 alloy whereas for BIV- MET®, CuPb10Sn10 is being used.
|Support material:||Steel, copper or tin plated|
|Dynamic load:||≤ 140 N/mm²|
|Static load:||≤ 250 N/mm²|
|Sliding speed:||≤ 2,5 m/s, ≤ 5m/s oil lubricated|
|Fricition value:||0,04 - 0,12 µ|
|max. PV-value:||2,8 N/mm² x m/s|
|Temperature strain:||-40 up to +250 °C|
|Tolerance after mounting:||H9|
|Shaft tolerance:||f7 up to h8|
|Shaft material:||Steel, hardened or untempered, roughness Rz ≤ 6,3|