Graphite Metallizing Corporation (www.graphalloy.com) has proudly introduced GRAPHALLOY 845 Spherical Inserts, which can be used as an alternative for traditional ball bearings found in various high temperature applications.
A graphite/metal alloy, GRAPHALLOY is specifically developed to operate without lubrication, making it suitable for operations in environments with temperatures exceeding 750 degrees F (400 degrees C). A proven solution even for the most demanding plant maintenance as well as new equipment design, GRAPHALLOY is an excellent choice for applications where maintenance and service tasks are difficult or cumbersome.
Intended for use in standard flange and pillow blocks, GRAPHALLOY 845 Spherical Inserts eliminate the need to redesign or alter the equipment. These new spherical inserts are utilized in various high temperature applications such as ovens, conveyors, furnaces, dampers, glass lehrs, dryers and in other environments where grease and oil cannot be used. Stainless steel housing and metric shaft sizes as well as inserts are offered along with FDA accepted grades.
“Using GRAPHALLOY® 845 Spherical Inserts has proven time and time again that significant ROI, cost savings and reduced maintenance can be achieved, especially in difficult applications where high temperatures are a concern,” said Eben Walker, General Manager of Graphite Metallizing Corporation.
Offering dimensional stability and low coefficient of friction, GRAPHALLOY 845 Spherical Inserts do not soften even at high temperatures nor extrude under load.