Metallized Carbon Corporation announces the availability of custom carbon-graphite bearings, specially designed for running submerged in low viscosity liquids. Superior to both plastic and metallic bearings, Metcar carbon-graphite bearings run in applications ranging from -400 to 1000ºF and can handle most common liquids, like water, gasoline, hot oil, solvents, strong chemicals, molten metals, liquefied gases and beverages. Carbon-graphite is also a self-polishing and dimensionally stable material. Shafts polished to a fine surface finish will polish the carbon-graphite material to the same fine finish, so a thin hydrodynamic film is sufficient to provide lubrication. The custom bearings, available in over 150 grades of Metcar’s proprietary carbon/graphite material, are ideal for a range of applications, including water pumps, fuel pumps, chemical pumps, heat transfer pumps, meters, mixers, submerged conveyors and many more.
Metcar bearings for running submerged can be provided to customer print or customer approved dimensions and tolerances. They are also available shrink-fitted into metal housings, or metal retaining rings.