Polymeric materials are commonly used at industry, mainly because their

advantages related to chemical resistance, low weights and because they are
easy to shape, nevertheless, they also have lower thermal conductivity, and
size limitations compared with metals.
Due to their disadvantages, components as gears, bearings and coatings of
machine tools, manufactured from plastic materials are commonly used within
systems which do not conduct high powers and great compulsions.
I the present study four polymeric materials which can be used as bearing
material were tested, in order to examine their friction and wear
characteristics.

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EXPERIMENTAL PROCEDURE
The experiments were carried out under dry conditions. (aquí das las
especificaciones del eje usado y el montaje, exactamente como lo dicen en el
artículo). The experiments were conducted in two groups.
In the first group of experiments, friction torque was measured at the bearing
at different fixed sliding speeds and bearing loads. This was made in order to
measure coefficients of friction and friction forces.
The second group was carried out at a fixed sliding speed of 1,57 m/s and a
bearing load of 95 N. Under these conditions the bearing were operated for
about 8 hours, friction torque was measured every 15 mins and the wear value
every hour.

This layer is formed with the increasing sliding speed and also increases the friction coefficient. Initially. the increased sliding speed led the friction coefficient of four different plastic materials to be augmented. Ertalyte (PETP) and Devateks had the lowest friction torques in bearing loads. When examining friction coefficient changes with sliding speed. the change of four polymer materials’ initial friction torque values at all bearing loads also increased. When examining the drawn graphics we can find out that parallel to the increase in sliding speed. At medium and high sliding speed zones. ESTO DILO CUANDO ESTÉS HABLANDO DE LAS GRAFICAS.57 m/s) were also obtained at to low velocities. RESULTS Aquí habla de las gráficas. principalmente de los tipos de piezas que se fabrican con cada uno. respectively. The increase in heat leads to the formation of a transfer film layer on the shaft. de sus resistencias y principales propiedades físicas. In general. . the friction torque value of Devateks was lower than those of Ertalyte (PETP). for constant of each sliding speed areas the friction torque values are increased by the increasing of bearing load for four different materials. habla de los materiales. 4. whereas Devateks had the similar values as PETP had. (Lo que yo escriba no va a estar mejor explicado que en el artículo).09 m/s the highest friction torque was encountered in Ertaylte (PETP).04–1. The increase of bearing load caused the increase of friction torque values at high sliding speed. sin embargo. Among the materials tested Ertalyte (PETP) had the lowest wear value. the roughness on the surface was damaged due to the contact.MATERIALS Mk. At low velocities. Devateks had the lowest friction torque values followed by PETP. en vez de decirlas al final las dices aquí CONCLUSIONS 1. The reason why the wear values of these four polymer based materials was high initially was that the steel shaft and polymer material surfaces acclimatized to each other. 2. the sliding distance based quantity of Ertalyte (PETP) and Devateks increased and after that wear loss at sliding distance became lower. la interpretación te toca hacerla a ti. The same characteristics obtained at the medium velocities (v = 1. te puedes ayudar de las conclusiones. 3. But dependent on the increase of the load. NO AL FINAL . and a transfer film was shaped [1]. the change in the friction torques is varied. At 2. no te extiendas mucho en esta parte. it was observed that since the increased sliding speed caused the increase of surface heat and the heat resulted in the escalation of friction coefficient.

the best material to be preferred can be either Devateks or Ertalyte (PETP) depending on the working conditions. 6. while designing plastic based journal bearing. Devateks had the best friction characteristics in terms of sliding speed and load. . The test demonstrated that the most important factor that influenced the friction and wear was the sliding speed. Devateks had the best friction torque and friction coefficient values among all of the tested materials.5. Bearing loads had relatively low effects. Ertalyte (PETP) had the second best friction characteristics in terms of sliding speed and load. Ertalon 6 PLA (Cast Polyamide) had the least change in terms of heat values. ESTO TAMBIÉN DILO CON LAS GRAFICAS NO AL FINAL. we can find out that the working duration and heat increased for each material. the heat increase was great. On examination of Fig. 9. As a result. When we examined the wear values of the material. The increase at the other materials was nearly the same. which might be preferred for the medium velocities. Ertalyte (PETP) had the highest heat increase value. As PETP had high friction torque. Considering the tribological features of these materials. Regarding the dry friction radial journal plastic bearings’ friction characteristics. PETP had the lowest wear rate. The increase of speed augmented the friction coefficient.