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Thursday, February 16, 2012

GRAPHALLOY for Bakery Applications

High temperature GRAPHALLOY® bushings have been the choice of oven manufacturers for many years. GRAPHALLOY bushings extend bearing life and reduce maintenance costs for bakeries in temperatures reaching 1000° F (535° C). GRAPHALLOY may be the answer to the most difficult operating problems.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted GRAPHALLOY for "repeat use in food contact equipment" in bakery ovens, pumps, mixers and conveyors. Ovens and conveyors, in particular, undergo high heat and continuous operation that challenge the life and durability of critical components. Self lubricating GRAPHALLOY bushings and bearings perform in temperature extremes...when conventional materials fail.

GRAPHALLOY, a graphite/metal alloy, prevents unnecessary downtime and lost production. It also survives wash down conditions common in many food applications. With its low coefficient of friction and high strength, GRAPHALLOY bearings deliver long life and are not subject to seizures binding or sudden failure. In addition, the high temperature, self lubricating capabilities of GRAPHALLOY bushings reduce maintenance costs

Thursday, February 2, 2012

GRAPHALLOY® Provides Help With Bearing Maintenance Problems

Need help with your bearing maintenance problems?
GRAPHALLOY® - a unique graphite/metal alloy commonly used as a bearing material - may be the solution. Self-lubricating GRAPHALLOY has provided solutions in pumps, dampers, turbines, valves and other process equipment.

What can GRAPHALLOY bushings do for you?
Deliver simple solutions for your design and maintenance problems;

◦Self-lubricating; requires no grease or oil
◦Low maintenance: install & forget
◦Non-galling; no metal to metal seizure
◦Stable; does not melt or cold flow or swell when submerged
◦Operates in temperature extremes: -450° F to +1000° F (-240° F to +535° F)
◦Low, constant coefficient of friction
◦Dry; does not collect dust or contaminants
◦FDA accepted grades available