Bearings In Extreme Heat
The Metallized Carbon Corporation (Ossining, NY) has developed cast iron pillow blocks and flange blocks with self-lubricating, carbon-graphite bearing inserts for applications where oil/grease lubrication cannot be used. According to the company, the bearings provide and a long, maintenance-free life in high-temperature applications were grease would melt or carbonize. Other benefits include:
- A rugged cast iron housing that encases the bushings.
- A variety of shaft sizes, including pillow blocks up to 3-1/2” in diameter, two-bolt flange blocks up to 2-1/6”, and four-bolt flange blocks to 5”.
- Three temperature grades: M-11 to 700°F, Grade 1515 to 750°F, and Grade 2500 to 1,000°F.
Check out www.metcar.com  to learn more.