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.

Caro-DurCuNi2Si      ✓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-B09CuSn8      ✓Heavy-duty bronze with very good high-temperature
strength, good corrosion resistance, highly wear-resistant.
Wieland-B27CuSn8NiP      ✓Extremely high load bearing material with good
heat resistance and good sliding properties for highly
loaded  applications, e.g. for connecting rod bushings
Wieland-G07CuSn7Zn4Pb7-C-GC      ×Medium-hard bearing material with good sliding and
emergency running properties
Wieland-G12CuSn12-C-GC      ×Tough and hard bearing material with good sliding
properties and good wear resistance
Wieland-G14CuSn14-C-GC      ×Higher load capacity than G12
Wieland-G21CuSn10Pb10-C-GC      ×Higher load capacity than G22 with still high emergency
running properties
Wieland-G22CuSn10Pb10-C-GC      ×Soft material with very good emergency running properties;
for pumps, compressors, presses
Wieland-G66CuNi6Sn6      ✓Material for very high loads, mainly used
in mechanical engineering, e.g., toggle lever bushings
Wieland-GA9CuSn5Pb20-C-GC      ×Very soft material with ideal emergency running properties.
Use in case of insufficient lubrication. Well suited for water
Wieland-L67CuNi6Sn6      ✓Very wear-resistant material with very good
temperature resistance, very high mech. load capacity for
connecting rod bushings in motorcycles, cars, trucks
Wieland-L66CuNi6Sn6      ✓Very wear-resistant material with very good
temperature resistance, very high mech. load capacity for
rolled bushings (e.g. connecting rod bushings)
Wieland-SA5CuZn34Mn3Si1Pb1      ×Special brass in which hard manganese silicides provide
high wear resistance
Wieland-SA9CuZn34Mn3Si1Pb      ×More ductile than Wieland-SA5 and thus better for
extreme alternating loads
Wieland-SB7CuZn37Mn2Ni2Pb1Si1      ×Specially developed for free-running sliding shoes
Wieland-SB8CuZn31Si1      ×Heavy duty special brass with high temperature strength,
wear resistant
Wieland-SC5CuZn25Al5Ni4Fe3      ✓High strength special brass, kneading material
Wieland-S31CuZn31Si1      ×Heavy-duty special brass with good heat resistance,
good corrosion resistance, wear resistant
Wieland-S37CuZn37Al1      ×Similar structure as Wieland-S40,
but not as highly loadable
Wieland-S40CuZn37Mn3Al2PbSi      ×Very high loadable special brass with good
corrosion resistance and good sliding friction coefficient
Wieland-SX1CuZn31Mn2Al1Si1NiFe      ✓Material with good thermal conductivity and heat resistance,
good sliding properties, extremely high wear resistance
for valve guides, turbocharger bushings,...
Wieland-U17CuAl10Ni5Fe4      ✓Buhings for bearing the piston pin in very highly loaded
Wieland-U18CuAl10Fe      ✓

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-U36CuAl11Fe6Ni6      ✓Bushings for the bearing of the connecting rod and piston
pin in very heavily loaded areas
Steffen Schimanek
Head of Sales – Slide Bearings