Vesconite Hilube in the Hoover Dam

The environmentally sensitive hydro-power industry requires components that last longer in the absence of contaminating lubricants. These two factors alone make Vesconite Hilube the ideal bushing and bearing material in these demanding conditions. Water serves as a natural lubricant for Vesconite Hilube, which in turn, ensures a clean and grease-free operating environment. Unlike many traditional … Continue reading Vesconite Hilube in the Hoover Dam

Vesconite Hilube for Underwater Applications

Vesconite Hilube is a thermopolymer, designed for particularly difficult operating environments. Hilube is specifically recommended for moist and underwater applications. These include the pump and marine industry, where regular maintenance is not practically feasible or cost-effective. Displaying superior wear life, especially in poorly lubricated and dirty conditions, Vesconite Hilube has been shown to offer up … Continue reading Vesconite Hilube for Underwater Applications

Vesconite Bushings Ensure Glue Pump Restarts Successfully After Down Time

One of Vesconite’s customers, a large independent polyurethane and plastic foam manufacturer, restarted an important gear pump without difficulty after the company’s closed period from December through January. This gear pump is used to pump glue to rebound foam chips. Because it pumps viscous adhesive liquid at one of the company’s two chip plants, the … Continue reading Vesconite Bushings Ensure Glue Pump Restarts Successfully After Down Time

Vesconite Bearings Expands into 3D Printing Industry

Changing Bushings to Vesconite A UK manufacturer of brackets for electrical equipment has changed its 3D printer bushings to Vesconite bearings. The manufacturer had previously used roller bearings on its two Prusa 3D printers, but had found that roller bearings wore away the printer rods. They also required regular greasing, which limited production uptime and … Continue reading Vesconite Bearings Expands into 3D Printing Industry

Vesconite Bushings Fitted to Guinness World Record Steam Train

About Vesconite’s Hilube Internally-lubricated, the ultra-low friction Hilube polymer has no stick-slip, doesn’t swell and provides a wear life ten times that of bronze. It machines to +/-0.001″, making it ideal for applications with tight tolerances. Breaking World Records with Hilube The team that was awarded the Guinness World Record in 2017 for the longest … Continue reading Vesconite Bushings Fitted to Guinness World Record Steam Train

Vesconite Bearings – Three Dakar Rallies With No Grease

The Dakar Rally – What is it? The Dakar Rally (or simply “The Dakar”) is an annual rally raid organized by the Amaury Sport Organisation. Since its inception in 1977, most races took place from Paris, France, to Dakar, Senegal. But due to security threats in Mauritania, which led to the cancellation of the 2008 … Continue reading Vesconite Bearings – Three Dakar Rallies With No Grease

Long Lead Times for Thordon? Try Vesconite – Available for delivery… NOW!

In 2018, Vesconite Bearings made a commitment to the U.S. market, increasing its readily available stock of Vesconite polymers and Vesconite Hilube in order to deliver quickly to customers. Vesconite Bearings manufactures two main product types: Vesconite is a specialised hard-wearing thermopolymer designed for challenging operating conditions, Vesconite gives up to 10 times the life of … Continue reading Long Lead Times for Thordon? Try Vesconite – Available for delivery… NOW!

Vesconite Bushings for Earthmoving Equipment

The dirt, abrasion and loads associated with earthmoving equipment create notoriously harsh operating conditions for moving parts. Despite these conditions – more often than not combining dirt and water – Vesconite performs well, and is the ideal material for bushings operating under slow speeds or oscillating movements under high load. With its lubrication-free qualities, Vesconite … Continue reading Vesconite Bushings for Earthmoving Equipment

Vesconite Bushings for Railway, Transportation

Vesconite has over several decades been successfully used in a number of railway applications. The material’s self-lubricating properties make it well suited to railway components that are prone to metal on metal wear and require regular greasing. Not only will a switch to Vesconite bushings avoid long periods of downtime, the noise and squeal issues … Continue reading Vesconite Bushings for Railway, Transportation

Vesconite for Transportation/Automotive Industries

Transportation / Automotive bushings require regular maintenance and greasing, and are prone to wear especially in wet or dirty conditions. Self-lubricating Vesconite and Vesconite Hilube eliminate the need for continual greasing and at the same time increases bushing life. Vesconite and Vesconite Hilube are tough and durable and perform well under the mechanical stress that … Continue reading Vesconite for Transportation/Automotive Industries