PL - Force 105

A New Eco-Friendly (Lead-Free) Bearing Material By King, Setting A New Standard For OE Bearings.

KING'S TECHLAB - EXCEED AND EXCEL

TechLab is our starting point for exploring and developing new technologies. It’s where our new products and features are designed, tested and validated.

Our TechLab R&D culture focuses on constant analysis of what can be done to support ever increasing race engine loads, and how to improve bearing durability.

One of those technologies is pMax-Black™.

pMaxBlack™ combines a unique tri-metal structure with advanced surface processes to deliver superior load capacity.

PROCEED TO POLYMER

King Engine Bearings has developed a new advanced bearing material, one for the masses. up till date, strong and durable bearing materials were both expensive, and designed for the performance oriented applications.

We at King are changing this paradigm with the new Force 105 material. also knows as PL (for polymer) this new metal composite will deliver much more durable, and long standing bearings for the aftermarket consumers, that will provide far superior product to OE alternatives.

The Force 105 material delivers much more durable, and long standing bearings for
the aftermarket consumers, providing far superior product to OE alternatives.

SUPERIOR DURABILITY

The Force 105, is a bi-metal composite, made of steel back, aluminum, and coated with K-105 Polymer layer, a proprietary polymer mixture.

  • The new material has load capacity and wear resistance greater than in conventional tri-metal bearings with leaded bronze and Babbitt overlay. The PL load capacity reaching 100Mpa, compared to 60Mpa that CP bearings are peaking at, almost 60% more.
  • Superior properties of the material are achieved due to high strength of the aluminum lining combined with specially developed wear and impact resistant polymer coating K-105.
  • The new material has been validated in numerous rig tests, engine dynamometers and in durable cars runs with gasoline and diesel engines.

SUPERIOR LOAD CAPACITY

Force 105 (PL) engine bearing material developed in King Engine Bearings Ltd. is composed of a steel back, strong aluminum alloy and a polymer coating combining strength, high toughness, wear resistance and resistance to seizure under the conditions of mixed lubrication.

The load capacity of the Force 105 (PL) bearings is up to 120 MPa, which is comparable to sputter bearings. The material of the PL bearings does not contain lead and other hazardous substances. Load capacity of the bearings has been determined in numerous Test Rig endurance tests under controllable conditions of load, rotation speed and lubrication.

The bearings have passed the endurance test. No fatigue of the coating, no fatigue of the lining, no peeling and no measurable wear of the coating have occurred. The load 17,400 psi is twice as great as the load capacity of the conventional tri-metal bearings with babbitt overlay.

ADVANCED EMBEDABILITY

Force 105 (PL) bearings have also been tested under conditions of mixed lubrication regime. The tests performed with contaminated oil have proved that the Force 105 (PL) polymer coating has very good embedability – ability to absorb contaminating particles circulating with oil.

Microscopic investigations of the tested bearings have showed that the polymer coating has no indications of wear or peeling.

Force 105 (PL) bearings have been validated in a car with turbo-charged diesel engine producing particularly high load on the engine bearings. After the run of 70,000 km, the bearings have shown no distress.

KING TECHLAB

Today, King’s research & development department (TechLab) is recognized as a leading technology authority in bearing science.

Bulls Eye™
Bull's Eye Tolerance
PERFECT CLEARANCE IN EVERY SET

Outperforms the industry’s wall thickness tolerance, ensuring the least thickness variation shell-to-shell.

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U-Groove™
u-groove
Greater load surface

A 90⁰ oil groove shape, keep oil flow intact, increases bearing load capacity by expanding the surface area.

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Elliptix™
Elliptix
Improved oil ingress

A newly designed oil slot/oil hole hybrid that improves oil ingress, without affecting the bearing’s surface.

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Radialock™
Radialock
Optimal crush height and heat transfer

An optimal crush height value obtained from an optimization process of each performance bearing crush height

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Eccentrix™
Eccentrix
Superior hydrodynamic lubrication

An optimized eccentricity value reached through elasto-hydrodynamic analysis and dynamic calculations.

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SmartLug™
SmartLug
Optional lug design

Prevents lug generated oil leaks while achieving better load capacity and oil film distribution.

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Dowel Hole
Additional Stability for the Shell

Enables adding a locating pin, thus improving bearing stability particularly in aluminum housing, that may be compromised by excessive housing expansion and loosing bearing press fit, that occurs in extreme heat conditions.

Force-105
Force 105 Polymer
Extreme Load Capacity

Silver based overlay containing solid lubricant additives distributed throughout the silver matrix. For extreme load engines.

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pMaxBlack™
pMaxBlack
Superior load capacity

Overlay features proprietary nano-scaled hardening process producing superior load capacity.

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Narrowed
Narrowed
Narrowed Bearing Length

Enabeling to clear large filet cranks.

NitroKote™
nitrokote
Top Fuel polymer composite matrix

Polymer coated bearings, designed to withstand the metal-to-metal contact and extreme loading from 10,000 HP Top Fuel engines.

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Lead free
Lead Free
Environmentally safe composite

A lead-free bearing material prioritizes environmental sustainability and safety, utilizing alternative compounds to achieve optimal performance in diverse applications.

pMaxKote™
pMaxKote
Factory applied polymer coating

Inhouse developed Polymer coating for race applications, enhances seizure & wear resistance, with no added thickness.

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Aluminum Based
aluminum base
Bi Metal Aluminum material

Lead free Aluminum based material used for low to heavy load engines

Copper Based
Copper Based
Tri-Metal Copper based material

Leaded or Lead Free tri layers bearings for low to heavy load engines.

SilverCore™
silvercore
Extreme Load Capacity

Silver based overlay containing solid lubricant additives distributed throughout the silver matrix. For extreme load engines.

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ManganX™
ManganX
StrengthenedAluminum

An aluminum alloy strengthened by addition of Manganese and Chromium (Mn, Cr), Used for high load applications.

Alecular™
allecular
Bi Metal high Performance

HP-developed mainly for drag race and monster truck applications using nodular cast iron crankshafts.

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XPC
SUPERIOR WEAR RESISTANCE

XPC features a nano-composite polymer coating, applied over the pMaxBlack™ overlay, enhancing wear resistance without changing the bearing’s original precision wall thickness dimension.

Polymer Coated
Polymer Coated
Polymer coating

Factory Applied Nano-composite Polymer Coating – With No Added Thickness.

Tri-M™
babbit
Babbit Based overlay

Classical Babbit overlay for medium load engines

Tri-M+™
babbit plus
Enhanced Babbit Overlay

Strengthened Babbit overlay for medium and high load engines.

Sputter
PVD Coating

Lead free material plated by Physical Vapor Deposition for extreme loads.