Imagine being tasked with designing a 50-foot heat treatment conveyor furnace to process material 16+ hours a day. This type of furnace can reach upwards of 2000°F and can easily have over a hundred rotating shafts, each of which requires regular maintenance.
Maintaining this massive piece of equipment is a major challenge in and of itself. Constantly applying lubrication to the bearings that support the rotating shafts is cumbersome, and frequent replacement of these bearings is extremely taxing on any maintenance crew. Instead, conveyor furnace manufacturers often turn to self-lubricated high performance carbon graphite bearing assemblies as an all-encompassing solution.