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  1. Bunting Bearings: Open and Operating

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    Although uncertainty reigns as COVID-19 continues to impact individuals and businesses alike, we want to assure our customers that Bunting Bearings LLC is still open and operating as usual to meet your needs. Because our products are required for equipment in multiple essential industries, like medical and food processing, we are classified as an essential business by the state of Ohio. In our facility, we’re following safety guidelines to ensure a safe working environment for our team, and we are as prepared as ever to help with your critical projects.

    Bunting Bearings LLC Products

    At Bunting Bearings, our complete line of bearings and cast materials are manufactured to the highest standards. We offer a thorough selection of items that are built to last, and you’re encouraged to talk to us about customized solutions for your unique situations.

    Bronze flanged bearings, for example, are ideal for heavy-duty industrial operations because they’re durable—even under pressure—and require little maintenance. Our ECO BRONZE is lead-free, and repeated testing has shown it to be superior to other lead-free options, with stellar impact and compressive strength. It’s a sustainable alternative for organizations looking for more ways to go green.

    With solutions built to withstand a variety of extreme conditions, from pressure to high and low temperatures, impact, and repetitive use, we can help you find the components you need. Optimize the performance of your equipment with our high-quality products:

    • Cast Bronze Bearings
    • Continuous Cast Solid, Cored, Wearplate, and Centrifugal Cast Bronze Bar
    • ECO BRONZE Bearings and Bars
    • Custom Machined Products
    • Powdered Metal Bearings and Thrust Washers
    • Powdered Metal Bars, Discs, and Plates
    • Powdered Metal Structural Products
    • Engineered Plastic Bearings
    • Permanent Mold Products

    Bunting Bearings Industries & Applications

    Many of the companies who have the opportunity and duty to continue serving the public during these unprecedented times can’t do it alone. They rely on a variety of equipment, component, and material suppliers, so they can provide their goods and services to the people who need them. Supplying these companies with the components they need to do their jobs is a responsibility we don’t take lightly.

    You’ll find our engineered solutions in a wide range of applications in multiple industries, including:

    • Iron and Steel Manufacturing
    • Food Processing
    • Injection Molding
    • Automotive
    • Industrial Pumps
    • Military and Aviation
    • Marine
    • Medical
    • And more

    Bunting Bearings LLC Solutions

    Since 1907, Bunting Bearings has been dedicated to providing high-quality engineered solutions and exceptional customer service, and we’re now one of the largest bronze bearings producers in the United States. Our ISO 9001 certification ensures we’re producing the products you need while maintaining high standards in our facility and throughout our organization.

    Our cast bronze bar stock, fully machined bearings, powdered metal, metal composite, and engineered plastic bearing products are all proudly made in the USA. If you can’t find the product you need, talk to us about custom solutions. With more than a century of experience behind us, we’re confident we can produce what you’re looking for.

    We are staying informed of the ever-changing situation surrounding COVID-19, and we’re dedicated to providing the same high level of customer service, competitive pricing, and prompt turnaround as we always have. We’re here for you through the pandemic and beyond. If you have any questions about our products or our operations during this time, please contact us.

  2. Sustainability in Your Bearings & Bushings

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    Most businesses today find that sustainability has become an area of concern. Consumers have become more environmentally conscious, which means they expect sustainable practices from the brands they support.

    In response, organizations across industry lines are moving to integrate sustainability into the basis of their business strategies. This has led to an increase in the use of sustainably sourced materials and components in the manufacturing sector.

    At Bunting Bearings, we appreciate that sustainability helps strengthen our business, but we also understand its importance for our environment as a whole. We prioritize environmentally friendly solutions for our clients to facilitate easier implementation of sustainable strategies.

    Sustainability With Bunting Bearings

    We provide a wide variety of environmentally friendly products. We maintain stringent internal green practices that help us to prioritize sustainability in our own business, which makes us an ideal partner for customers who are trying to prioritize it in theirs.

    Green Policy

    We manufacture a complete range of high-performance, environmentally friendly bearing solutions. Our product line is broad to facilitate use in myriad applications and includes a broad range of lead-free and plastic products. Our bearings are always made from highest quality sustainably sourced metals and polymers available.

    Bunting Bearings Environmentally Friendly Solutions

    Our goal is to ensure that each of our customers has an easy way to integrate sustainability into their next project. We maintain so many regulations and guidelines to ensure environmentally friendly practices in the workplace. We rely on a number of innovative materials and processes to improve the sustainability of our organization and continuously monitor and modify our operation in accordance with sustainable best practices.

    Lead-Free ECO BRONZE

    Lead Free Bearing

    Our cast bronze lead-free bearings are machined from continuous cast C87850 ECO BRONZE. This ensures superior quality and performance without sacrificing uniform bronze structure throughout the bearing. ECO BRONZE bearings offer exceptionally smooth surfaces and minimize the porosity and hard particle inclusions found in many other cast bronze bearings. We often recommend it for applications that require exceptional performance and high uniformity.

    Our clients love ECO BRONZE bearings because they’ve been independently tested to prove their superiority to competitive cast lead-free materials. Our ECO BRONZE product line includes:

    • Plain sleeve bearings
    • Flanged bearings
    • Thrust washers
    • Solid bars
    • Cored bars

    Engineered Plastic Parts

    Engineered Plastic Parts

    We offer a wide variety of engineered plastic components in multiple materials. All of our materials comply with EPA standards. Materials commonly used to fabricate plastic components include:

    • Nylon
    • PTFE – virgin and numerous filled variants
    • PTFE composite bearings
    • BU (PTFE lined bi-metallic bearings)
    • Vespel
    • Nylatron

    Many of our product lines adhere to guidelines set by the Safe Drinking Water Act, which defines “lead-free” as:

    • A weighted average of 0.25% lead (calculated across wetted surfaces of a pipe, pipe fitting, plumbing fitting, or fixture)
    • A weighted average of 0.2% lead for solder and flux

    We offer numerous services and products dependent upon project requirements. Plain sleeve, liner, and flanged bearings are all available upon request. Our team also machines thrust washers and solid bars. Most engineered plastic parts can be customized to suit almost any requirement.

    Bunting Bearings: Improving Our Partners’ Sustainability Practices

    At Bunting Bearings, we believe that our sustainability efforts offer benefits to our environment and our customers. We work closely with each client to ensure that their many projects integrate sustainable practices without sacrificing success. We regularly serve numerous industrial markets, as well as marine, medical, utility, and oil and gas clients.

    If you’d like to learn more about our capabilities or how we can make your next project more sustainable, please contact us today for more information.

  3. Cast vs. Oil-Impregnated Bronze Bushings

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    As a broader category, bronze bushings are desirable for their longevity and resistance properties, but there are still significant differences between cast bronze bushings and oil-impregnated bronze bushings. While similar in many ways, these component types are manufactured using completely different processes, and these processes lend themselves to different physical characteristics.

    At Bunting Bearings, our oil-impregnated bronze bushings are made by the powder metal process while the cast variety are produced through more traditional machining methods. It’s important to understand how this distinction affects the final product, as one type may be more appropriate for your application than the other.

    Oil-Impregnated Bronze Bushings

    Oil Impregnated Bronze Bushings

    Oil-impregnated bronze bushings are characterized by their ability to self-lubricate. This effect is possible because of the powder metallurgy process:

    • Bronze powder is gravity fed into a die set which is the desired bushing size. The powder is then pressed to connect the powder particles together.
    • The powder particles in the part are then bonded together in a furnace. The furnace temperature is just high enough to bond the particles without melting the metal.
    • This sintering procedure is the key to oil impregnation. Sintering, by nature, decreases the porosity of the product as it bonds the powder particles together, but it’s possible to control the degree to which this happens.
    • For oil-impregnated bronze bushings, the final porosity is maintained at around 25%, meaning that there are still tiny, interconnected capillaries woven throughout the material.
    • To finish the manufacturing process the bushing is then pressed through a calibration set of tools to the required tolerances. The bushing is then vacuum impregnated which forces oil into the interconnected porosity.

    Benefits and Applications

    Powder metallurgy was originally developed as a cost-effective alternative to standard machining and remains an extremely economical option. In most cases, it is one of the most efficient methods of high-volume production, which translates into cost savings on the consumer end. Oil impregnation also eliminates the need for lubricants and frequent maintenance.

    Oil-impregnated bushings originated as an automotive component, however they are used in many other industries. Generally, our oil-impregnated bronze bushings are best-suited for low-to-moderate loads, but they do tolerate high-velocity loads better than many alternatives. They also function well across a wide temperature range of approximately 10–220°F, meaning that they are suitable for use in outdoor and industrial environments.

    Cast Bronze Bushings

    Cast Bronze Bushings

    Unlike oil-impregnated bushings, cast bronze bushings are not formed from powder. Instead, they are formed from a solid or hollow bronze cast bar that undergoes machining processes designed to achieve a precise final shape.

    • First bronze is continuous or centrifugally cast into a solid or hollow bar.
    • Most modern manufacturers use a CNC lathe to cut the cast bar to its final size, although other machining techniques may be used for forming or finishing the bushing.

    Benefits & Applications

    Cast bronze bushings do not begin as a powder, so they are able to maintain a finer grain structure and therefore a higher degree of strength. In general, cast bronze bushings are also stronger, more durable, and more reliable under compressive force. This combination of properties makes cast bushings an ideal choice for applications involving heavier loads. A sintered bronze bushing of comparable size would simply be unable to withstand the same forces as a cast one.

    Bunting Bearings’ Selection of Bronze Bushings

    Regardless of your decision between cast and oil-impregnated bronze bushings, Bunting Bearings is ready to fulfill your order with durable, high-quality components. Our extensive catalog includes both plain and flanged bushing designs made from cast bronze. Oil-impregnated options are also available in a comparable range of designs, all of which conform to ASTM standards for chemical properties, physical properties, and tolerances.

    At Bunting Bearings, we’ve earned our reputation as a trustworthy provider for stock and custom components. As one of the largest providers of bronze bearings in the nation, we are dedicated to offering exactly the parts you need at the right prices.

    For details specific to your project, request a quote or contact our experienced team today.

  4. Bronze vs. Plastic Bushings: What’s the Difference?

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    Bearings and bushings come in a range of sizes and can be made out of metal, plastic composites, or a combination of the two. This variety means you can find exactly what you need for a specific project; however, with so many choices, how do you decide the best option for you? Plastic and metal both have unique characteristics and advantages, and your choice will depend on the project, your budget, and more.

    Plastic Bushings

    Affordable and versatile, plastic bushings are used for many different industries, such as agricultural, medical, and machines, including fitness equipment, lawn mowers, food processing machinery, pumps, and valves. Because production of these bushings is fast and cost-effective, choosing plastic over metal could save you money depending on the type of plastic you choose.

    Plastic Bushings

    Engineered plastic bushings have a predictable wear rate, meaning you can accurately calculate the service life for an application based on a tribological test database. You can accurately determine their service life span and replace them before they malfunction, knowing you used them exactly as long as you could. That means less guesswork, fewer errors, and more time and money saved.

    Plastic bushings are corrosion and chemical resistant as well as self-lubricating—no grease required! If you think plastic is unable to stand up to heat, you might be surprised to learn these bushings can withstand temperatures up to 900°F for short periods. Over longer periods, they can perform in temperatures up to 482°F.

    Bronze Bushings

    With all the benefits of plastic, where does that leave metal? Bronze remains a popular choice for bushings because it’s available in so many alloys and compositions, expanding its reach into even more applications. A bronze bushing is harder and less likely to break or deform than those made of other materials.

    Bronze Bushings

    Like plastic, bronze bushings are long-lasting and corrosion resistant. As noted above, their strength allows them to hold up under impact. One potential disadvantage is that metal requires a lubricant to reduce friction and prolong the bearing’s service life. Oil or grease must be applied at installation and during operation.

    Still, the benefits may outweigh that small inconvenience. Bronze bushings are common in low-speed, high-load as well as high speed, low load industrial applications, including:

    • Iron and steel manufacturing
    • Food processing
    • Valves
    • Automobiles

    Let’s take a closer look at two common bronze bushing materials:

    • SAE841 Sintered Bronze:These oil-impregnated bronze bushings can be used with both high and low speeds, as well as high and low temperatures, depending upon the type of oil. SAE841 is also used for applications requiring food-grade quality.
    • Cast Bronze:The extra corrosion resistance with these alloys (typically bronze with tin, aluminum, or silicon) makes it especially useful in wet environments.

    Bunting Bushing Solutions

    Whether you need bronze or plastic bushings, Bunting Bearings can fill your needs. We have engineered parts available in nylon, PTFE, various bronze alloys and more:

    • Vespel®: This brings the best of plastic, metal, and ceramic together for a bearing that can manage high speeds, heavy loads, and high temperatures.
    • Nylatron: Cost-effective and self-lubricating, this is a nylon modified with molybdenum disulfide lubricant powder.
    • PTFE: Four different PTFE material bushings are held in stock including a non-toxic FDA compliant range.
    • BU: This unique composite features a steel backing and a bronze layer impregnated with PTFE for a strong mechanical bond.
    • Cast Bronze: A full range of leaded tin bronze bearings are in stock plus a full range of sleeve and flanged bushing made from ECO BRONZE which in independent tests proved to be superior to other cast lead-free materials.

    If you’re not sure which bearings are right for you, contact us. We’ll answer your questions about the advantages of each option and help you figure out which one will work best for your application.

  5. Bunting Bearings Introduces Siemens Dematic Automated Warehouse Handling System

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    Warehouse Handling System

    At Bunting Bearings, we are always looking for ways to streamline our operations and improve our customers’ experience. When our team is fully equipped with everything they need to do a great job, we can better serve our customers.

    With that in mind, we have invested in a Siemens Dematic automated warehouse handling system to improve workflow and efficiency in our warehouse. These in-house improvements translate to better products and customer service for you.

    The new building that will host this new system is nearing completion. We expect it to be fully operational by December 2019. The entire team at Bunting Bearings is looking forward to its implementation and its contribution to satisfying customer needs.

    Benefits of Our New Handling System

    Benefits of Our New Handling System

    Some of the specific benefits of integrating this new robotic product handling system into our existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) system include:

    • Increased productivity. The system eliminates walking and elevated picking. The operators remain stationary and the system travels to the bin locations to retrieve the parts and then returns to the operator for product packing.
    • The system can be used for a wide variety of products, including cast bronze, powdered metal, and plastic bearings.
    • Improved product accuracy. The system reduces the risk of human error in regard to product shipment.
    • Maximized space utilization. By maximizing our warehouse space with the automated system, we will have the opportunity to continue to optimize the layout of the bronze bar inventory, for increased efficiency and shorter “order to ship” intervals. This is good timing because we recently added a full Lead-Free EcoBronze range to meet demand.
    • Enhanced employee safety. The automated system eliminates the need for manual lifting and reduces the risk of employee accidents or injury.

    What This Means For Our Customers

    For our customers, this new system means:

    • Faster fulfillment. Due to decreases in overall operational time, customers will notice that we will be able to fulfill orders more quickly.
    • Greater satisfaction. While we are proud of our pick accuracy, this system will reduce the margin of error further when it comes to ensuring that the customer gets exactly what they ordered

    Bearing Solutions at Bunting Bearings

    At Bunting Bearings, we continually look for ways to improve our range of products, and in recent times, our emphasis has been to enhance our offering of lead-free, environmentally friendly products. The integration of our new Siemens Dematic automated warehouse handling system is part of our commitment to premier quality, environmental sustainability, and superior customer service.

    We are thrilled about our new system and what it means for both our warehouse team and our customers. It will enhance our ability to manufacture and deliver our complete range of high-performance bearing solutions for industrial and commercial markets such as marine, pumps, forestry, construction, medicine, utilities and oil and gas.

    To learn more about our new warehouse handling system or any of our services and capabilities, reach out to us today.

  6. All About Bronze Flanged Bearings

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    Flanges feature a projecting rim over the edge of another part, a collar to secure connecting pieces together, or a ring to provide pressure to holds components in place. They enable part fabricators to customize the function of end products for customers.

    Ultimately, flanges provide strength and stiffness at more vulnerable areas of a part and facilitate the connection of diverse components. They are also useful in mounting and positioning static items. When paired with bearings on the external housing of a device, flanges increase the ability of the end product to effectively handle radial and thrust loads.

    Flanges are one of the most popular types of bearings requested by our clients at Bunting Bearings. This introduction to bronze flanged bearings will help readers understand what they are and what they can do for industrial manufacturing and assembly projects.

    The Benefits of Bronze

    Bronze alloys predominantly consist of copper and tin. Additional metals are added to the mix – i.e. aluminum, manganese, nickel, or zinc – to achieve the desired metallurgy. This results in a bronze material with ideal physical properties to suit the needs of the end application. For example, bronze can be tailored to have a specific physical appearance and offer better protection for end components against corrosion and surrounding conditions like moisture.

    Bronze bearings and bushings are made to be rigid and tough. In comparison to those made of brass, bronze parts last longer and hold their shape better under repeated use. Bronze greatly improves resistance to:

    • Impact
    • Shock
    • Corrosion
    • Mechanical wear-and-tear

    This means that bronze bearings last longer than their softer and more malleable brass counterparts. Bronze also causes less friction when brought in contact with other metal parts, which helps to extend the life of the bearing.

    Applications and Advantages of Bronze Flanged Bearings

    The versatility of bronze flanged bearings makes them an ideal fit for a number of industrial applications. Bronze flanged bearings are known for their low-maintenance durability. Heavy-duty industrial operations that rely on low-speed, high-load processes are particularly good candidates for bronze flange bearings, which hold up well under immense and repeated pressure.

    Bronze flanged bearings are often found in equipment used in:

    • Iron and steel manufacturing
    • Food processing
    • Injection molding
    • Automotive equipment
    • Earth movers
    • Industrial pumps

    The additional metal alloys that make up the bronze impart beneficial characteristics to the resulting material. Some of the common alloys used for bronze flanges include:

    • Oil is infused into the alloy via powder metallurgy. Depending on its composition, SAE841 can accommodate for a wide range of speeds and temperature ranges. It is often used in food-grade applications.
    • Aluminum, tin, and silicone. Marine manufacturers value the high corrosion-resistance of copper, but must alloy the copper with other materials to improve its strength. Copper alloyed with aluminum, tin, or silicone creates a bronze that enables manufacturers to create water-tight vessels without excessive weight.

    Speak to your bearing provider for personalized bronze flanged bearing guidance based on your specifications.

    Bronze Flange Bearings at Bunting Bearings

    Bunting Bearings stocks a comprehensive line of cast bronze bearings, flange bearings, and much more. All of our parts are produced with P/M bronze for superior performance and durability. We are proud to serve our clients with high-quality stock parts.

    Our Bronze Flanged Bearings SAE 841 conform to ASTM chemical and physical standards. They are the first of their kind to include all ASTM standard sizes, recommended dimensions, and tolerances. Operations and processes with large variations in temperature benefit from our oil-based bronze bearings. With the ability to function in temperatures that range from 10° F to 220°F, these parts are a convenient and cost-effective way to meet your application and equipment needs.

    For more information on bronze flanged bearing products and services from Bunting Bearings, please contact us today.

  7. Bunting Bearings Acquires 6 Samsung CNC Turning Lathes with Live Tooling

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    With our recent purchase of six new Samsung CNC turning lathes with live tooling, Bunting Bearings is better equipped than ever to meet our customers’ needs. Two of these new additions were installed into a manual cell, while three were installed into a fully robotized cell, so they can be applied towards both low- and high-volume projects.

    The sixth and largest machine of the group is the Samsung SL65/3200. It was installed to be used in conjunction with a VTL machine. We are excited about our new machining capabilities and what it means for our customers. Here is an overview of what CNC turning lathes do and the opportunities that our new equipment has created for our customers.

    What Is a Live Tooling CNC Lathe?

    A Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) turning lathe is an automated tool that produces high-quality parts on a reliable, consistent basis. In a CNC lathe, the part itself spins while single-point cutters move across the part to create the desired shape, smoothness, and design; appropriate positioning of the part is provided by the main spindle’s ability to index precisely.

    A programmer can design the part manually, or the part can be designed via computer-aided design (CAD) programs. From there, the computer directs the tool to make the appropriate cuts. After the design is perfected—which may require testing and adjustments to solidify the design—and production has begun, there is little need for constant supervision. The CNC lathe is highly precise and will continue making identical parts until all are complete. It can then be reprogrammed for a new part’s production. CAD parts can be saved and easily reapplied if a customer places another order for the same part in the future.

    Our new live tooling CNC turning lathes give us a variety of options and functions with one simple set-up. When the part is stopped from spinning, driven tools (axial or radial) are able to create grooves and holes around the entire part as required. Without live tooling, we would have to remove the piece and go through additional steps to create grooves or holes, which adds on time, labor, and risks of error. Those live tooling capabilities within the CNC lathe are a major boost to productivity and accuracy.

    What This Means for Our Customers

    These new live tooling lathes are a worthwhile investment for Bunting Bearings, and a logical step in our growth process. We are now able to offer competitive pricing while producing parts with even greater precision. With fewer set-ups and less manual supervision, we can accomplish more in less time; our increased productivity means faster turnaround times and cost savings for you. With the two machines in the manual cell, we can maintain those quick turnarounds even on low volume runs.

    As for the SL65, here are some of its specs, for insights to what it is capable of:

    • 24” chuck
    • 6” maximum swing
    • 126” maximum turning length
    • 5” diameter bar feed capacity
    • 12-station heavy duty turret

    It also allows us to produce parts with live tooling ranging from diameters of 3/8” to 10.” We are glad to speak with you about any special needs or custom orders you have in mind.

    Since our humble beginnings as Bunting Brass & Bronze in 1907, Bunting Bearings has grown to become one of the largest producers of bronze bearings in the country. From the start, our innovations have been driven by our desire to produce the best bearings possible to serve our customers. We are always looking for new ways to increase the value we offer you, our productivity, and to further improve the quality of our products, and our six new CNC turning lathes are part of this commitment.

    We proudly produce a diverse range of bearings, including custom products, to suit your needs. To learn more about our new CNC turning lathes or our capabilities and services, contact us today.

  8. Bunting Bearings Completes Casting Plant Expansion

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    Bunting Bearings recently completed a large expansion to our Delta, OH, centrifugal casting plant. Centrifugal casting is one of our main specialties, and our customers value our ability to create high-value, cost-effective centrifugal castings that can be machined to a finished product. With this new expansion, we’re excited to further expand on our abilities to provide the highest quality casting services to our clients.

    Here’s an overview of our casting plant expansion and how it will benefit our capabilities moving forward:

    Our Casting Plant Expansion

    We invested in an extension to our plant to bring new value to our customers. With our new plant, we can now produce longer and larger centrifugal castings with lead times of 2–4 weeks and expedited delivery times of 48–72 hours.

    We also dedicated new resources to our machine shop in Holland, OH. We installed five new live tooling machining centers as well as a vertical turret lathe to handle larger longer centrifugal castings.

    New Casting Specifications

    Our new equipment has enabled us to produce larger casting volumes at optimal efficiency. With our expanded capabilities, we can:

    • Pour vertical castings with a size range of 3” up to 36” outside diameter as well as horizontal castings of 27” diameter and 60” length
    • Achieve tighter grain structures, leading to improved physical properties
    • Fill low-, medium-, and high-volume orders
    • Perform QC testing at our in-house laboratory to ASTM B271– and ASTM B22.

    Full Casting Solutions at Bunting Bearings

    We at Bunting Bearings continuously seek new ways to best satisfy our customers’ needs. Investing more in our facilities and equipment is one such way for us to achieve this goal, and we’re pleased to expand our casting offerings to cover an even greater span of casting size requirements.

    Bunting Bearings is a leading manufacturer of high-performance, environmentally friendly bearings and cast materials. Our products include a wide variety of lead-free products made from top-quality polymers and bronze. To learn more about centrifugal castings or our other capabilities and services, contact us today.

  9. Our Lead-Free ECO BRONZE Bearings

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    Bunting Bearings is the premiere name in the niche of environmentally-friendly bearing and cast bar solutions and supplies leading producers of sustainable energy, marine, medical and other commercial products with high quality bronze bushings and cast bars. Our eco-friendly alloy C87850 ECO Bronze is RoHS compliant and meets the lead-free safe drinking water act. The main difference between our ECO BRONZE and other lead-free alternatives is that ECO BRONZE is a great bearing material.

    Other materials compromise their bearing properties to become lead-free, but ECO BRONZE has proved to be as good as, and in some cases superior to, the leaded material it has replaced.

    ECO BRONZE is probably the most tested lead-free bronze material to-date; Bunting Bearings and Chase Brass had this material arduously tested by various independent laboratories in the USA, and all came to the same conclusion: “it’s tough,” “non-galling,” “does not get brittle at high temperatures,” “superior impact and compressive strength,” and “a great bearing material. Eco Bronze has gained acceptability in the potable water pump industry as it is S3874 & AB1953 compliant, it’s also gained acceptance in other industries such as construction equipment, Wind tower, food processing, medical devices and many others due to its great bearing properties.

    By incorporating ECO BRONZE into your manufacturing supply chain, your business can easily reach its sustainability goals. Being environmentally responsible is a goal that Bunting, Chase Brass and most of our customers share. By specifying a green product such as ECO BRONZE in lieu of a traditional leaded material you have taken a significant step forward.  Furthermore, by leading your company with the procurement change your employees can take note and find additional ways for your business to decrease its environmental footprint.  Selecting eco-friendly bronze products is just the start – how else does your facility plan to increase sustainability this year?

  10. Bunting Bearings Rolls Out App for iPhone and Android

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    With almost 80% of people in the US now shopping online, it’s no wonder that so many companies are investing in eCommerce strategies. Having a dynamic website is a non-negotiable in today’s economy. But it’s just one small piece of the puzzle for business owners who want to capitalize on digital traffic.

    Bunting Bearings App

    Now that smartphones have become such an important part of daily living, companies have to incorporate that into their marketing plans. Even though fewer people complete mobile transactions on their phones, they are constantly doing research on products and pricing. For this reason, companies must meet their audiences where they are – on their phones.

    For this reason, we’ve launched the Bunting Bearings LLC app. The app is available for free on the App Store for iOS and for Android. Customers can view parts, read detailed product information, find local distributers, and more. The app has the full functionality of our website in an easy-to-use mobile format.

    While the industrial sector may not have the same buying trends as the retail sector, the ability to do research easily from anywhere is necessary in the digital age. By launching this app, we aim to make it easier for our customers to find what they need and learn more about each product, whether they’re ready to buy or not.

    By providing a positive user experience, we hope to make the buying cycle as easy as possible. To learn more about the app’s functionality or to download it for use, head over to the App Store. For more information about our products, service, or other news, feel free to contact us online. We look forward to hearing from you!