Slide bearings


With over 150 active alloys we offer you a great range of materials - find the right solutions for your application.


Besides lead-free alloys we offer specified solutions for niche applications such as aviation or the food industry.

You're welcome to contact us, whether it's about alloy selection or questions regarding applications.


Alloy composition lead-free Applications
Caro-Dur CuNi2Si       ✓ Highly resilient material with very good heat resistance and
thermal conductivity for valve guides, die-casting pistons,...
Caro-Bronze (Wieland-B12) CuSn8P       ✓ High purity ensures maximum load-bearing capacity.
Alloy composition and manufacturing process result in
excellent sliding properties
Wieland-B09 CuSn8       ✓ Heavy-duty bronze with very good high-temperature
strength, good corrosion resistance, highly wear-resistant.
Wieland-B27 CuSn8NiP       ✓ Extremely high load bearing material with good
heat resistance and good sliding properties for highly
loaded  applications, e.g. for connecting rod bushings
Wieland-G07 CuSn7Zn4Pb7-C-GC       × Medium-hard bearing material with good sliding and
emergency running properties
Wieland-G12 CuSn12-C-GC       × Tough and hard bearing material with good sliding
properties and good wear resistance
Wieland-G14 CuSn14-C-GC       × Higher load capacity than G12
Wieland-G21 CuSn10Pb10-C-GC       × Higher load capacity than G22 with still high emergency
running properties
Wieland-G22 CuSn10Pb10-C-GC       × Soft material with very good emergency running properties;
for pumps, compressors, presses
Wieland-G66 CuNi6Sn6       ✓ Material for very high loads, mainly used
in mechanical engineering, e.g., toggle lever bushings
Wieland-GA9 CuSn5Pb20-C-GC       × Very soft material with ideal emergency running properties.
Use in case of insufficient lubrication. Well suited for water
Wieland-L67 CuNi6Sn6       ✓ Very wear-resistant material with very good
temperature resistance, very high mech. load capacity for
connecting rod bushings in motorcycles, cars, trucks
Wieland-L66 CuNi6Sn6       ✓ Very wear-resistant material with very good
temperature resistance, very high mech. load capacity for
rolled bushings (e.g. connecting rod bushings)
Wieland-SA5 CuZn34Mn3Si1Pb1       × Special brass in which hard manganese silicides provide
high wear resistance
Wieland-SA9 CuZn34Mn3Si1Pb       × More ductile than Wieland-SA5 and thus better for
extreme alternating loads
Wieland-SB7 CuZn37Mn2Ni2Pb1Si1       × Specially developed for free-running sliding shoes
Wieland-SB8 CuZn31Si1       × Heavy duty special brass with high temperature strength,
wear resistant
Wieland-SC5 CuZn25Al5Ni4Fe3       ✓ High strength special brass, kneading material
Wieland-S31 CuZn31Si1       × Heavy-duty special brass with good heat resistance,
good corrosion resistance, wear resistant
Wieland-S37 CuZn37Al1       × Similar structure as Wieland-S40,
but not as highly loadable
Wieland-S40 CuZn37Mn3Al2PbSi       × Very high loadable special brass with good
corrosion resistance and good sliding friction coefficient
Wieland-SX1 CuZn31Mn2Al1Si1NiFe       ✓ Material with good thermal conductivity and heat resistance,
good sliding properties, extremely high wear resistance
for valve guides, turbocharger bushings,...
Wieland-U17 CuAl10Ni5Fe4       ✓ Buhings for bearing the piston pin in very highly loaded
Wieland-U18 CuAl10Fe       ✓ Alloy has high strength and very good wear properties, used for static and dynamic high loaded applications. The material is Nickel-free and is approved for use in food industry.
Wieland-U36 CuAl11Fe6Ni6       ✓ Bushings for the bearing of the connecting rod and piston
pin in very heavily loaded areas

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