Bearing and wear-resistant plastics materials such as Delrin, Nylon, Vespel, Meldin, Acetron, Torlon, Turcite, Rulon, UHMW, Fluorosint 207, and Tivar are available from Professional Plastics.
Wear is often severe in bearing-type applications. Rods that slide through glands, rolling element bearings, slide assemblies, telescopic booms, ball reversers, rocker arms, ball joints, tracks, bushings and literally thousands of other applications are configured so that one part rolls or slides over another part. The energy that is transmitted and dissipated in a bearing is a function of the PV of the application. As the PV increases, so do heat and wear on the bearing surfaces.
Professional Plastics offers a wide range of wear-resistant plastic materials many of which contain internal lubricants which reduce or eliminate the need for additional fluid lubricants. These parts generate less friction and heat, as well as, increasing part life & reducing maintenance costs.
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Physical, Thermal & Electrical Properties of Fluorpolymers & Engineering Plastics