Vesconite key features
Internal lubrication: Vesconite has built-in lubricants that translate into low friction and long life, even where no lubrication is applied.
High wear resistance: Vesconite provides outstanding wear resistance, resulting in extended service life compared to bronze bushings. Unlike many traditional materials, Vesconite is less affected by poor lubrication and dirty conditions.
High load bearing strength: Vesconite has very low creep rates and can therefore operate under tight tolerances. It has a much higher load capacity than nylon, and its compressive strength and clearances are not affected by water absorption.
Dimensional stability: Vesconite does not swell when exposed to water or humid conditions, while nylon can swell up to 3% when immersed. In most applications, little allowance needs to be made for moisture changes.
Low friction: Vesconite has outstanding dynamic friction, with a friction coefficient of less than half that of bronze or nylon. This allows for a higher PV ratio (load x speed).
Temperature limits: Vesconite is suitable for continuous use up to 65° C in wet conditions.
Shaft friendly: With Vesconite, the wear rate of corresponding metal pins and shafts can be reduced by as much as 90%. The resultant cost-saving benefits can alone justify a switch to Vesconite in many applications.
Chemical resistance: Vesconite is resistant to dilute and moderate acids, organic solvents, oils and petroleum. It has limited resistance to strong acids and alkalis.
Easy to machine – easy to fit: Vesconite machines easily on standard wood- and metal-working equipment, such as lathes, milling machines, bandsaws, drilling machines, planers, spindle molders and routers. As many customers around the world will testify, Vesconite is a both a pleasure to machine and fit.
Cost saving: Combining an exceptionally low wear rate and shaft-friendly features, Vesconite and its corresponding parts require little maintenance – resulting in significant cost savings.