Extruded and compression molded grades of mechanical carbon-graphite offer excellent corrosion resistance and superior mechanical strength. Extruded rods provide the most economical solution for low load and RPM bushings and bearings. However, for more demanding applications with high speed and load, and particularly for mechanical seals, piston rings and vanes, we recommend using compression molded grades. Both extruded and compression molded carbon-graphite grades can be additionally impregnated with phenolic resin or metals for enhanced strength and durability; or salts for higher temperatures up to 1200°F in air.
Dryer bearings and assemblies are used in gypsum board, ceiling tile, veneer, plywood, fiberboard, panel and insulation board dryer applications. We supply complete hanger bearing assemblies with carbon graphite full and half bearing inserts, as well as jacketed replacement cartridges for bracket assemblies in silver dot materials as well as other materials. We can custom design holders, brackets, and carbon graphite bearing materials to fit specific needs. These bearings can be supplied for Grenzebach AKI, Gypsum Technologies, Coe, and Babcock type dryers.