Now there is a source for rolling element bearings operating in severe environments. Champion Industries is proud to offer a variety of solid film lubricants used to optimize rotation. Intermolecular adhesion through ion deposition provides coating to virtually any surface. This is a new but successful technology offered through off the shelf and customized ball bearings.
Dry Film Lubricant Benefits
Hazardous Condition Protection
Life of Bearings
Acids and Corrosive Chemicals
Solid Film Lubricants
T-1 Lead – Useful temperature 450*F. Used to lubricate and decrease electrical resistance in bearings proven lubricant in vacuum and on spacecraft.
T-3 Titanium Nitride – Useful Temperature 1500*F. Very Hard wear resistant coating. Excellent corrosion resistance. Proven lubricant in salt water and acidic environments.
T-5 Silver – Useful temperature 1200*F. Proven lubricant in high temperature vacuum.
T-9 Moly Disulfide – With 10% nickel provides lowest friction in a vacuum. Nickel included for extended life in air. Successfully used on spacecraft.
T-11 Carbide Diamond – an amorphous carbon with diamond. Proven non reactive in acid, water, and highly corrosive environments. Provides the strength of chrome steel and the corrosion resistance superior to that of stainless steel.
T-13 Parylene – a polymer coating, pinhole-free, resistant to acids and water corrosion.
T-15 Nickel X PTFE – Provides anti oxidation i.e. will not rust in fresh or salt water. The PTFE provides lubricity.
Why A Solid Film Lubricant?
Ball bearings often suffer premature failure due to galling caused by a lack of lubrication. This condition frequently occurs due to rotation required in abnormal environments. High temperatures, corrosive chemicals and vacuum are but a few of the contributors.
A classic example is the positioning equipment for the Silicon Valley with its harsh environment (high temperatures and vacuum.) Besides being subject to high temperatures and in a vacuum system, these systems also demanded an alternative to oil and grease lubricants.
Champion offers a wide range of balls bearing brands and ABEC tolerances with selected solid film lubricants to provide the maximum in rotary performance under what was previously thought of as impossible conditions.