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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 traditional bronze or nylon bushings. Combining internal lubrication, a low friction coefficient and low wear rates, Vesconite does not require external lubrication, even where conditions are dry and dirty.
  • Vesconite Hilube is a highly advanced thermopolymer in theVesconite Hilube Vesconite range, particularly suited to operating in wet conditions, including pump and marine applications. Combining low friction and low wear properties, Vesconite Hilube performs exceptionally well under high loads in difficult operating environments.

Their products can be found across a wide variety of industries, including agriculture, automotive, earthmoving, hydro, marine, mining, pumps, rail, and energy.

Whether customers need large bearings or small, stock is readily available and can be processed quickly … so you can minimize or eliminate downtime.

If you have ever experienced long lead times with Thordon, try Vesconite. Their products are consistent with quality, and they’ve had success across the globe in complex applications, including the U.S., Canada, UK, Africa, Norway, Argentina, Australia, and more.

Below are just a few quotes from satisfied customers:

VESCONITE HILUBE BUSHINGS SHOW NO SIGNS OF WEAR AFTER 7253 HOURS IN 3D PRINTER.
-Deon Eksteen

THIS PRODUCT WITHSTANDS THE MOST EXTREME CONDITIONS…
-Jonathan von Biljon

OUTLIVES ANY OF THE ALTERNATIVES AVAILABLE.
-Aleksandras Kaliberda

12 YEARS ON AND VESCONITE BEARING SHOWN MINIMAL WEAR.
-Martin Wibmer

Dr. Jean-Patrick Leger, Vesconite Bearings chairperson says Vesconite is dedicated to serving the U.S. market effectively. “We see the US market is as a high-growth-potential market,” says Leger.

 

With increased representation for Vesconite in the USA, its no wonder their high quality products are disrupting the market.


To learn more about Vesconite products, speak to a Gallagher representative today by calling 1-800-822-4063

Non-metallic Industrial Bearings

Non-metallic Bearings - ThorPlas BlueThordon non-metallic bearings have been used in a wide range of industries and various applications such as in pumps, pivot points, screw conveyors, hydro turbine wicket gates, agitators, and flocculator paddle wheels.  Thordon Bearings are design to work under the most extreme conditions: abrasive, corrosive, high impact load, high humidity, and infrequent maintenance periods.

Key Attributes

Self-Lubricating

With a low inherent coefficient of friction, Thordon bearings typically do not require grease lubrication.  This results in reduced maintenance costs and safety issues.  Environmental and product contamination concerns associated with grease lubrication are eliminated.  Thordon Bearings are homogenous polymers with built-in lubricants.  The lubricants, being dispersed through the bearing material, continue to provide low friction through the life of the bearings.

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Thordon to Present @ HydroVision International Conference

Thordon - Hydro PlantAs the largest gathering of hydro professionals worldwide, join 3000+ attendees and 320+ exhibiting companies from around the world for a week of informative hydropower-focused meetings, workshops, tours, an extensive program and exhibition. HydroVision International highlights perspectives on the role of hydropower, explores issues affecting hydro resources, and helps participants develop a vision to meet challenges and ensure the future sustainability of hydro.

Benefits of Attending:
  • Build alliances among 3,000+ hydro professionals and water resource stakeholders
  • Attend multiple networking events to make a connection with colleagues
  • Share knowledge, expertise and viewpoints toward effective solutions
  • Gain a better understanding of current and future challenges affecting hydro during the 60+ conference sessions
  • Hear from over 400 hydro speakers
  • See the most comprehensive collection of 320+ hydro-related product and service providers on the exhibit floor
  • Promote technology development to sustain the hydro industry
  • Earn Professional Development Hour Credits – Attendees registered as Full Conference Delegates are eligible to receive 15 Professional Development Hours (PDH) credits.

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Converting Ships to Seawater Lubricated Shaft Lines

Re-posted on behalf of Thordon Bearings.  Gallagher Fluid Seals is a longtime distributor of Thordon Bearings in New England and eastern NY.


Thordon Bearings and Drydocks World Team Up To Convert Ships To Seawater Lubricated Shaft Lines

05/04/2017

Thordon Bearings and Drydocks World-Dubai (DDW-D) have today signed a milestone agreement under which the UAE-based shipyard will work together with Thordon Bearings Inc. to promote the conversion of ships’ oil lubricated propeller shafts to Thordon’s COMPAC open seawater lubricated bearing system.

Thordon and DDW-D

The agreement will create an action plan in which a specialist team, comprised of Drydocks World-Dubai and Thordon Bearings’ personnel, offer support to ship managers and owners looking to ensure their vessels are fully compliant with environmental legislation prohibiting the discharge of oil from the oil-to-sea interface of ships’ propeller shafts. Shipowners could face substantial financial penalties if their vessels are found to be non-compliant.

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Non-metallic Bearings for Pumps

Non-metallic bearings may not be the best answer in every case but have been an excellent choice for many applications worldwide. In general, these product-lubricated bearings preclude additional contaminants (oils, greases) infiltrating the pumped fluid.

Materials

Non-metallic bearing materials include rubbers, synthetic rubbers (elastomers), plastics, graphite based materials, ceramics and lignum vitae. Thordon XL, Thordon SXL and Thordon Composite (GM2401) are elastomeric grades that offer exceptional wear life, low friction, reduced starting torque and dry start-up capability (SXL only). The inconvenience of pre-lubricating with water and the failures that can result if the flow of liquid is interrupted are eliminated. These elastomeric grades perform particularly well in dirty water and in applications where shock loading is a factor. These grades have high resilience, readily restoring to original shape from impact or localized deflection caused by passing minor particulate. In addition, the high toughness of the material enhances the natural resistance to abrasion damage.

Non-Metallic Bearings for Pumps - MaterialsThorPlas is a proprietary, engineered thermoplastic bearing material. While the range of high performance elastomer bearing  grades clearly offers superior performance in the applications in which they can be specified, there are technical limits, such as maximum temperatures and pressures beyond which they cannot be used. To address these limitations, this new grade significantly expands the range of applications where bearings can be specified while still maintaining many recognized elastomeric performance advantages.

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