The GRAPHALLOY ® Advantage

GRAPHALLOY®, a graphite/metal alloy, is a unique self-lubricating bearing materialthat offers superior performance in hundreds of mechanical and electrical applications.

GRAPHALLOY self lubricating bushing

GRAPHALLOY standard and custom designed products provide lifetime cost savings and significant operating advantages over conventional bushings and bearings.

GRAPHALLOY self lubricating bearings and bushings
Features Benefits
Requires no grease or oil. Permits continuous operation and eliminates downtime.
Works at high temperatures where oil-based lubricants burn off or oxidize and plastics fail. Operating temperatures to 1,500º F / 800º C (in non-oxidizing atmospheres). Will not gum or seize.
Does not congeal or solidify at low temperatures or cryogenic conditions. Maintains self-lubrication.
Works without lubrication. Survives run dry applications. Eliminates galling or seizing in hot and dry conditions. Will not attract dust.
Operates submerged. Will not swell or wash out. Withstands a wide variety of hostile fluids.
Dimensionally stable
Does not cold flow or deform under pressure. Maintains its size and shape.
Chemically Resistant
Insoluble in most industrial liquids. Works in acids, alkalies, hydrocarbons, water, and liquid gases.
Low Coefficient of Friction
Constant, low coefficient of friction. Not just a surface layer, solid throughout.
Linear Motion
Maintains lubrication during linear motion. Lubrication is not drawn out and dust is not pulled in.
Current Conducting
Eliminates sparks and static. Conducts well.
Corrosion Resistant
GRAPHALLOY Bushings resist attack by most corrosive liquids and gases such as sulfuric acid, hydrochloric acid, chlorine water, and caustics.  Graphalloy bushings also perform well in submerged or washdown applications. A thin layer of GRAPHALLOY deposited on the shaft inhibits corrosion of the shaft.
FDA Accepted
Accepted for food services. No lubrication to drip or cleanup. Easily steam cleaned.
There are no PFAS in GRAPHALLOY materials


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