Self lubricating carbon graphite bearings & carbon bushings are ideal for applications where normal lubricants can not be used.  Even high temperature applications are not a problem for carbon graphite. We have a wide selection of grades and sizes in stock and have the ability to manufacture custom parts quickly. With our CNC equipment we manufacture a wide variety of shapes and routinely hold tolerances of 0.0005” (0.013 mm).

Advantages of Carbon Graphite Bearings & Bushings

  • Self lubricating
  • Low coefficient of friction
  • Non galling
  • Resistance to chemicals, corrosion, and oxidation
  • Compatible with food & pharmaceuticals
  • Low density
  • Low coefficient of thermal expansion
  • Excellent thermal shock
  • Good thermal conductivity
  • Good mechanical strength
  • High temperature resistance

Typical Applications for a Carbon Bearing or Bushing

  • Temperatures above 400° F
  • Corrosive environments
  • Areas where conventional lubricants could contaminate product
  • Location is inaccessible for lubrication
  • Dusty environments
  • Chemical pumps
  • Food processing pumps
  • Process pumps in refineries
  • Cold and hot water pumps
  • Cryogenic applications

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