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Carbon slide bearings


Our range of bearings are available in carbon and graphite as well as silicon carbide. These materials are traditionally used as a bearing material. Carbon is self lubricating and has low coefficient of friction at high and low temperatures. Its use as a bearing material is extensive when conventional lubricants is not possible and also where the performance of other lubrication is poor. There are other properties which give it unique and distinctive advantages for bearings. These include:

  • Low wear rate
  • Mechanically strong in compression
  • High strength-wight ratio
  • Electrically conductive
  • Relatively low density (2 gm per square meter)
  • High thermal conductivity
  • Is non oxidising to 500oC (depending on grade)
  • High resistance to thermal shock
  • Chemically inert
  • Easily machined to close tolerances
  • Dimensionally stable (deos not swell in water)

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