The standard slide bearing bushes can be divided into different types. There are rolled slide bearings and twisted bronze and plastic slide bearings. All of these slide bearings are also available as flange bearings. If the correct material with low friction is used on the appropriate counter material in the correct application, this can result in huge savings and improvements. In the case of slide bearings, the shaft slides into the bearing. With a slide bearing, the friction and wear are greater compared to roller bearings. Lubrication is often used to ensure that the friction is reduced. In addition, friction can also be reduced by choosing the right materials. For example, bronze is often used in a special alloy as "bearing bronze" that has lubricating properties on a steel shaft. Plastics are used for the same purpose. Slide bearings or slide bearing bushings have the capacity to absorb high loads in extremely small spaces and are relatively cheap compared to roller bearings.