A company specialising in pumping equipment trialled its new rock drill machinery using bushings made from Vesconite Hitemp 150, Vesconite’s temperature and-wear resistant, internally lubricated polymer.
The drill bushings are exposed to high temperature and pressure, as well as water, resulting in significant stress, which the previous bushing materials succumbed to within two weeks.
Not so with Vesconite Hitemp 150, which reduced bushing replacement intervals to only four times per year. A significant cost saving in downtime on machinery such as this.
Since the completion of these trials, Vesconite has produced over 4200 bushing for the company, who have been manufacturing the rock drills successfully for the past 10 years.
Vesconite continues to develop its Hitemp 150 product and others which are specifically designed to cope with extraordinary operating conditions.