Protecting the bearing position is recommended in the event of greater exposure to soiling or in the case of an aggressive environment. Gaskets can thus prevent damage on the plain bearings and significantly increase the durability of the plain bearings.
If a press fit is not sufficient to secure plain bearings, or pinning or screwing is uneconomical, bonding can be employed as an alternative low-cost fastening method for example.
In certain applications, it may be necessary to provide grease or oil lubrication for the contact surface between the P1 plain bearing and the interacting sliding part. This may result in considerable deviations from the expected service life.