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5 Quick Facts About PTFE- Filled Fluoroloy H (Rulon H)

Posted by Dave Biering

Oct 6, 2015 9:30:00 AM

PTFE- Filled Fluoroloy H (Rulon H)

Why should you choose Fluoroloy H over other PTFE blends? We’ve got the facts! Fluoroloy H (also known as Rulon H) is one over 300 unique Rulon formulas, and is top-rated for electrical properties. This material is a PTFE blend with a ceramic filler, which gives the material superior isolative properties. Other common filler options include graphite, metal oxides and even other polymers. Each formula is designed to accommodate different service requirements. 

Here are 5 quick facts you may not know:

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Topics: Fluoroloy

Causes of Bearing Failure: New videos explain why metal bearings fail!

Posted by Dave Biering

Sep 29, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Video  - Why Do Metal Bearings Fail? Composite bearing solutions.

Metal bearings – what causes bearing failure, really? The short answer is that there is no short answer; bearings can fail from a multitude of reasons including corrosion, fatigue, lubrication, maintenance and more. Yet whenever there’s a failure, it’s important to uncover the root cause ― but it can be a complex discovery process. 

Until now.

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Topics: Bearing Failure

Rulon J vs. Teflon: An Aerospace Application

Posted by Dave Biering

Sep 22, 2015 9:30:00 AM


Takeoffs and landings, friction and fatigue, these are just a few of the demands on aerospace bearings. Should designers choose Rulon J tape or Teflon® tape for an aerospace bearing application? Which material can resist the challenges of wear and corrosion in aerospace and aviation? We tested both materials, and this is what we found.

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Topics: Rulon J

Composite Bearings Extend Operation for The Rail Industry

Posted by Dave Biering

Sep 15, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Railroad track maintenance equipment

Did you know that US rail industry boasts over 70,000 miles of track? At TriStar, we’ve provided composite bearings to the rail industry for decades (see the railroad video), to help improve rail safety. From brake and caliper beams, to track clearing and railcar wash systems, composite bearings have the long-term durability and corrosion resistance that can’t be matched by bronze, steel and other bearing materials. 

Here’s how we helped a manufacturer of rail clearing equipment optimize performance.

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Topics: Railroad, Composite Bearings

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