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Industrial Bearings & Bushings

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    CIP Composites are laminated polymer materials made by impregnating textile with thermoset resins. The physical properties offer design engineers an attractive, cost effective alternative to material traditionally used for bushings, bearings, wear pads, and thrust washers, such as bronze or nylon.

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    Manufactured as tubes and sheets, CIP Composites can be manufactured into a wide range of parts including plane bushings, flange bearings, split bearings, wear pads, spherical bearing assemblies, wear rings, and other custom products.

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    Vesconite and Vesconite Hilube are specialised plain bearing materials made from internally lubricated low friction polymers. Vesconite bushes give excellent wear in harsh, wet, dirty or unlubricated conditions.

Bearings

Industrial applications can be found in many industries and range from hydraulic cylinders to heavy duty equipment. Many industrial applications are in harsh environments including dirt and mud, chemicals, a range of temperatures, and hard to reach locations, making maintenance a challenge. Equipment down time for maintenance and repairs can be detrimental to the industry.

CIP Composites™ offers solutions for rigorous industrial applications by extending wear life while reducing or eliminating lubricants and undesired maintenance. As a general guide, CIP Composite bushing materials can replace your current bronze or nylon based wear and bearing materials. Sold in tubes or sheets for easy machining onsite, or manufactured into a wide range of parts with short lead times.

CIP Composite Material Benefits

  • Self-lubricating – solid lubricants are dispersed evenly throughout the material
  • Low coefficient of friction – elimination of stick-slip; better operating efficiency
  • Low wear rate – highly resistive to wear and abrasion
  • High edge load / high shock load capabilities – stable where side loading is anticipated, and where misalignment is present without damage or fracture
  • Wet or dry running – capable of operating in fresh or salt water, many chemical solutions, or in dry unlubricated applications
  • 100% bearing material – lubricated throughout the bearing; no fiberglass or metallic shell

Common Applications

  • Hydraulic Cylinders
  • Pumps
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Handling Systems
  • Earth Drilling & Processing
  • Conveyor Systems
  • Chain Rail Guides
  • Agriculture Equipment

Vesconite Bushings

Vesconite and Vesconite Hilube are specialised plain bearing materials made from internally lubricated low friction polymers.

Vesconite bushes give excellent wear in harsh, wet, dirty or unlubricated conditions.

These specialized plain bearing materials made from internally lubricated low friction polymers. Vesconite bushes give excellent wear in harsh, wet, dirty or unlubricated conditions. Vesconite and Vesconite Hilube have proven advantages over traditional bushing materials such as bronze, acetal, nylons (whether plain or internally lubricated), nitriles, rubbers, elastomers, phenolics and laminates.

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  • Under high loads
  • With low speeds
  • In dirty or wet conditions
  • Where long life is required

Vesconite Hilube is designed to Operate:

  • With lower friction
  • As longer life than standard Vesconite
  • With mechanical properties essentially the same as Vesconite

Benefits of Vesconite:

  • Low wear and low friction
  • Internally lubricated
  • High compression strength
  • Low water swell and low thermal expansion
  • Resistant to chemicals
  • No delamination
  • Easy to install and easy to remove
  • Low shaft wear
  • Environmentally friendly

Typical Vesconite Applications:

  • Mining
  • Crushers and Feeders
  • EarthmovingVesconite Pump2 237x164
  • Cement
  • Cranes and Hoists
  • Access Platforms
  • Transport
  • Railways
  • Pumps
  • Valves
  • Hydropower

To learn more about CIP Composites or Vesconite products, contact us today at 1-800-822-4063.