Oil Impregnated Sintered Bronze Bushes (Including Oilite Bushes)

Here at Townsend Bearings we have a very large selection of Oilite Bushes available in metric and imperial sizes from our stock.

Oilite Bushes

Oil impregnated sintered bronze, also known as Oilite, is a porous bronze or iron alloy commonly impregnated with an oil lubricant and this is used as a bearing.


Oilite is formed using powder metallurgy so that tiny pores are present in the metal. The pores are then vacuum impregnated with an oil to improve the materials bearing ability. The material holds approximately twenty perecent oil by volume.


The most common lubricant is SAE 30 Oil. Oilite Bushes are used in applications of high speed. They are also particularly useful in confined areas due to their thin section as opposed to the conventional thicker anti friction bearings.

Oilite is manufactured in many different forms from plain and flanged bushes on to thrust washers. They can even be obtained as cored or solid bars with relatively short lengths. Oilite bushes are widely used in the chemical industry, auto industry, mini electrical parts, home appliances, electrical tools, textile machines, and office equipment.

Catalogues
All of our catalogues are available to download in PDF format. To view our catalogues see links to the main Bearings and Bushes catalogue and main Oilite Bushes sections below. All catalogues are available to download in the catalogue library.

Full Catalogue
Oilite and Glacier Bushes

Oilite Bushes Catalogue Sections
Oilite Bushes – Metric – Plain
Oilite Bushes – Metric – Flanged

Oilite Bushes – Imperial – Plain
Oilite Bushes – Imperial – Flanged

Oilite Bars – Metric & Imperial

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