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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

High Temperatures Pose No Problem for GRAPHALLOY® 845 Inserts

Graphite Metallizing Corporation announces GRAPHALLOY® 845 Spherical Inserts as a replacement for traditional ball bearings in many hightemperature applications. GRAPHALLOY, a graphite/metal alloy, is designed to operate without lubrication which makes 845 Spherical Inserts especially suited for operations where temperatures can reach — or exceed — 750°F (400°C).

GRAPHALLOY 845 Spherical Inserts are intended for use in standard pillow and flange blocks without the need to alter or redesign equipment. 845 Spherical Inserts are used in a variety of high temperature applications including ovens, furnaces, conveyors, glass lehrs, dampers, dryers as well as other environments where oil and grease cannot be used. Metric shaft sizes and stainless steel housing and inserts are available along with FDA accepted grades.

According to Eben Walker, General Manager of Graphite Metallizing Corporation, “Using GRAPHALLOY 845 Spherical Inserts has proven time and time again that significant ROI, cost savings and reduced maintenance can be achieved, especially in difficult applications where high temperatures are a concern.“
Other benefits of GRAPHALLOY include a low coefficient of friction and dimensional stability. Like all GRAPHALLOY products, 845 Spherical Inserts will not soften at high temperatures or extrude under load. GRAPHALLOY bushings also operate at longer intervals without the need for frequent replacement or maintenance which helps reduce costly downtime.

GRAPHALLOY is also an excellent choice for any application where service and maintenance tasks are cumbersome or difficult to perform. GRAPHALLOY is a proven solution for even the most challenging plant maintenance and new equipment design.

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