Journal bearings are sometimes called sleeve, babbitt, or poured bearings.
They are non-precision bearing used in those applications that require a great deal of axial movement or growth. They can be manufactured from babbitt, carbon, Teflon®, brass etc.
Sleeve or journal bearings allow some amount of imbedded dirt and contaminants without becoming significantly damaged, but they allow too much axial and radial movement for most mechanical seal applications.
- On February 16, 2018