Quite often we receive questions on how to properly measure the dimensions of bronze bushings with a flange. The following explanation will assist you in measuring these types of bushing. It will also help when requesting quotations for this type of product.
Flange bushings are sleeve type bearings with a “flange” or “shoulder” on one end. The flange serves multiple functions. It can assist in alignment and mounting of the bearing. It can also help ease installation of the bearing.
The flange bushing has 5 distinctive parts. The inner diameter (ID), the outer diameter (OD), the overall length of the bushing (OAL), the flange outer diameter (FLOD), and the flange thickness (FLTH).
First begin by measuring the ID:
Next measure the outer diameter of the body:
Following the OD measure the overall length of the bushing, including the flange:
Next measure the outer diameter of the flange:
Lastly measure the thickness of the flange:
This process will help you accurately measure flange bushings. When submitting a request for a flange bushing follow the measurement sequence of ID,OD,OAL,FLOD,and FLTH.