The maintenance manager at a potato chip maker went to check on the bearings in the fryer paddle wheels and realized that the graphite-metal alloy bushings, in stainless steel pillow block housings, had been running strong for 6 years! This is a notoriously tough application with close proximity to food and high temperatures, where grease is not a good option. So instead of using rolling element bearings, they installed these graphite-metal alloy bearings back in 2014. The application is running non-stop, so these maintenance-free bearings really made the grade and begged the question- where else could these be used? Read more here.
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Friday, December 4, 2020
Graphite-metal alloy bearings and bushings often replace plain carbon bearings and bushings. The graphite-metal alloy material combines the self-lubricating abilities of graphite and the strength and wear resistance of the metal. This means more success than plain carbon, plastics, metals, and traditionally lubricated bearings in various scenarios.
Learn more about the material, applications, and advantages here
Friday, October 23, 2020
Graphalloy now offers Spanish language pages for Spanish-speakers around the world with tough applications. The page "Bujes Para Bombas" can help Spanish-speakers with pump applications, and the page "Bujes Autolubricados" can help Spanish-speakers with more general applications where plastics and traditional lubricants can't go.
If one would like a pump brochure in Spanish or a technical guide in Spanish, these are available as well in digital or physical form (see images). Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy.
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Thursday, June 18, 2020
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Graphite/metal alloy bearings offer self-lubricating, maintenance-free service and have had success in these applications. Read more and download an informational flyer here: https://www.graphalloy.com/html/wastewater_bearings_bushings.html
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
With more production demand, less downtime is the goal. The nature of glass manufacturing requires bearings that can handle high temperatures. Self-lubricating graphite/metal bearings offer a maintenance-free solution to glass plants experiencing lubrication problems in their bearings.