MCP Engineering Plastics Limited are PTFE Bridge Bearings suppliers and PTFE Bridge Bearings manufacturers.
PTFE Bridge Bearings, also known as structural bearings, load bearings, slide bearings, or bearing pads, are an essential component to any structure supporting varying vertical and horizontal loads and internal movement.
As the name suggest, PTFE Bridge Bearings are primarily a key component in bridges, but also pipelines, buildings and roadways. PTFE Bridge Bearings in buildings, offer additional support to load beams and girders.
PTFE Slide Bearings or PTFE Sliding Plates, PTFE Plain Bearings, Skidway Plates, and PTFE Bearing Plates, utilise PTFE sheets and bonding techniques to metal fabrication. A PTFE Bridge Bearing provides a durable and high-quality, slide bearing usually for loads under 100 Tonnes. Typically, PTFE Bridge Bearings comprise of two flat sliding elements; bonded PTFE and welded polished stainless steel, to flat mild steel plates. Guides restrict movement in one or both lateral directions. Rotation can be achieved with an elastomeric layer or machined spherical plates.
Alternatively, POT PTFE Bearings carry vertical loads by compression on an elastomeric disc confined in a steel cylinder. This accommodates rotations by deformations of the disc. PTFE under a triaxial pressure offers low resistance to deformation but high vertical stiffness. PTFE is employed on the top of the piston to aid sliding movement. POT PTFE Bearings are typically employed for loads of 50 Tonnes and above.
MCP Engineering Plastics Limited are a UK based PTFE Bridge Bearings manufacturer and supplier, with in-house machining and tooling capabilities. We have an extensive range of PTFE Bridge Bearing products available, in all sizes, ex-stock. We provide custom made shapes with full quality product certification.
MCP Engineering Plastics Limited, based on the Hertfordshire and Essex County border, are an established and experienced PTFE Bridge Bearings supplier and manufacturer to a range of industries throughout the UK, including the oil & gas sector, chemical industries, and other markets where fluid handling of high temperature, caustic and acidic fluids is required, or where contamination is an issue. We have a wide range of filled materials, in all sizes, ready for despatch, ex-stock.