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Waterproof Bearings: Rulon W2 Meets 3D Design

June 9, 2015

Waterproof Bearings: Rulon W2 Meets 3D Design

I wanted to share a unique bearing application that passed through our machine shop this week, as we customized waterproof bearings for an underwater theme park ride! Ultimately, Rulon W2 bearings were chosen for this project based on the material’s ability to resist corrosive chlorine levels in freshwater. Review the design details here:

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From fresh-water meters to chemical tanks, W2 excels in liquids

August 20, 2014

Submerged Water Bearings:  Rulon W2 From Fresh Water to Chemical TanksSummer seems an appropriate time to talk water ― given the seasonal spike in municipal water demands plus the need for the chemical treatment of pools ― the market for liquid-submersion bearings is high at this time of year. And no bearing material performs better in diverse liquid applications than Rulon W2.

A filled-PTFE can be used in a wet application? You might be asking this very question, since filled-PTFEs are generally reserved for dry applications only. But Rulon W2 has a unique additive that gives it stability when wet. The material delivers one of the best wear and friction rates, plus good thermal dissipation for a superior bearing lifespan. 

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