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Polymer Bearing Cuts Downtime

Masonry block manufacturer Techo-Bloc uses a specialized press for forming block moulds, an operation that involves a central trunnion, which operates in tens of thousands of cycles per month. The com...


April 1, 2009
By MRO Magazine

Masonry block manufacturer Techo-Bloc uses a specialized press for forming block moulds, an operation that involves a central trunnion, which operates in tens of thousands of cycles per month. The company used to use 660 bronze as the bearing material for the trunnion, and spent several hours per month on maintenance as a result. It needed a bushing material that would withstand the rig-ours of a 24/7 manufacturing environment and run reliably for months at a time. After replacing the bronze bushing with Thordon SXL, an elastomeric polymer bearing material, the company found that downtime was reduced by 30 to 36 hours per year.

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