Polymer Ideal for Countless Workboat Applications


By MarEx 2015-09-01 11:31:39

Workboats are built for a wide range of purposes. But, they all share the need for trouble-free bushings and bearings. Vesconite offers a line of low-friction, long-lived polymers that thrive in a dirty, marine environment.

The company's flagship product, Vesconite is a self-lubricating, low-wear material that is able to carry high loads at slow speeds. It doesn't swell in water or need to be greased, and offers up to ten times the usable life of bronze. The polymer is ideal for rudder necks and pintles. On deck, it excels when used with winches, sheaves, rollers and pulleys, and in dockyards for slipway bogies and syncrolifts.

Vesconite Hilube offers even lower friction and longer life. It provides no stick slip and will run dry. It's particularly effective for high-speed underwater applications like propeller shaft bearings and spindle pump supports. It's commonly used in deck cranes and davits for pivot points and slew bearings.

Hitemp 150 is highly abrasion resistant and ideal for high temperatures. It performs in the dirtiest of conditions where maintenance is difficult and a long service life is required, such as in grabs and mud pumps.

All are easily machined and non-toxic. Hollow bar, solid rod and plate stock shapes are available in a broad range of dimensions and thicknesses from the company's Texas office.

The products and services herein described in this press release are not endorsed by The Maritime Executive.