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New high temperature bearing material

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VESCONITE Bearings has developed Hitemp 160, a no-grease-needed bearing material able to operate up to 160°C (320ºF), and even up to 220ºC (430ºF) depending on the application.

CEO Dr Jean-Patrick Leger said the new product has been enthusiastically received by pump companies looking for one bearing material that can cope with multiple applications and wide temperature ranges.

“Companies do not want to continuously adapt their pumps to the wide range of chemicals and temperatures that they might encounter,” Leger said.

He added that even if 90% of the pumps they sell are for cold-water applications, they don’t want to change bearing materials and wear rings for the 10% of cases where they will be exposed to high temperatures, solvents, or acids and alkalis.

“With the introduction of Hitemp 160, pump companies can be assured that their bearings and wear rings will cope with temperatures up to 160°C; will not swell; are low friction; have excellent chemical resistance; and are suited to contact with cold water, hot water and steam.”

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