Tufcot® Wear Pads
Tufcot® wear pads are used in sliding bearing applications, such as:
- Conveyor guides
- Press guides
- Wear strips & Rubbing strips
- Guide shoes
- Friction plates and many more.
Tufcot Wear pads can be produced from almost all of our range of material grades, in many instances they can be self-lubricating with the incorporation of solid lubricants such as, Graphite Molybdenum di Sulphide, PTFE or a combination of lubricant fillers.
Our range of XPL grades offers exceptionally low coefficients of friction for applications where lubrication is not permitted giving full dry running capability.
Wear Pads – Dimensions & Sizes
Our comprehensive machining capability allows us to offer Wear pads, finish machined, drilled and grooved or other special features to suit our customer’s specific requirements.
Inserts and fastenings can often be incorporated in the design of the pads.
Pads of up to 3 metres in length and 1 metre wide can be accommodated on our state of the art CNC router.
Get in touch with our technical team today to discuss your requirements.
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Key Facts & Features
Low coefficient of friction
Low wear rates
Compatible with oils grease and water
1/6th the weight of bronze or brass
Good impact strength
Shock loads are absorbed more effectively than when other materials are used
High load carrying capability
Prevents galling and pickup if lubrication fails
Provides protection to components
Key Market Sectors
Wear pads are predominantly used in the following industries:
- Offshore oil and gas
- Mechanical handling equipment
- Construction equipment
- Steel industry
- Hydro Electric Power Generation
- Conveyors, Rail and Marine Industries
As stated, wear pads are typically used in sliding equipment applications, these include:
Injection Moulding Machines
Pipe support systems
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