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The Science of Self-Lubrication in Industrial Applications

The Science of Self-Lubrication in Industrial Applications

Proper lubrication of a mechanical system can make or break a design. Any application in which rubbing occurs requires lubrication to prevent excessive wear, heat buildup, seizing, and—in worst case scenarios—complete system failure. Lubrication concerns range from

Avoid Piston Assembly Failure with Oil-Free Designs

Avoid Piston Assembly Failure with Oil-Free Designs

Pistons in air compressors, steam engines, and vacuum pumps often utilize a pressure feed lubrication system using lube oil pumps. Failure of this lubrication system can have devastating effects on the piston’s operation, which is why proper lubrication in a piston assembly is an essential consideration when designing traditional pistons.

The Complete Guide to Choosing Pre-Engineered Carbon Graphite Bearing Assemblies

The Complete Guide to Choosing Pre-Engineered Carbon Graphite Bearing Assemblies

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.

Power Plants Turn to Carbon Graphite Materials to Boost Safety and Lifespan

Power Plants Turn to Carbon Graphite Materials to Boost Safety and Lifespan

Although there are many different types of power plants in use today, the basic premise of operation is consistent from plant to plant. Some type of energy source, such as natural gas, nuclear material, or coal, to name a few, is used to produce heat. That heat is then used to boil water and create pressurized steam. The high pressure steam then spins large turbines which utilize magnets and coils to produce electricity via Faraday’s law of induction. Through this process, a single power plant can power an entire city. 

The Top 3 Benefits of Carbon Graphite Board Dryer Bearings

The Top 3 Benefits of Carbon Graphite Board Dryer Bearings

Gypsum wallboard is one of the most common materials incorporated in residential and commercial construction. It's used universally by amateurs and professionals alike, and as such, manufacturers are driven to meet high demands by creating consistent, reliable means of production.