FEROFORM - Model F21 - Composite Material
FEROFORM F21 is a composite material made from woven fibre bonded with resin with a friction modifier. FEROFORM F21 has strength, durability, dimensional stability, low friction, and excellent wear characteristics. It is particularly useful in the dirty and dusty environment of railways.
FEROFORM F21 and Railko NF grades are used extensively in railway applications where good wear resistance in dusty and aggressive environments is required, and where they demonstrate the advantages of long life and low friction.
Typical applications for FEROFORM F21 and Railko NF include centre pivot liners, side bearer liners, brake linkage bushes, and friction damper bushes.
Railko JLX grade has PTFE surface layer integrally moulded to a backing material. This gives a low friction working surface free from stick slip combined with good load bearing capability which is used for air spring pads and slide pads.
The features of controlled friction, good abrasion resistance, and long life mean that Feroform and Railko grades are well suited for bushes, bearings, thrust washers, and sliding pads in a wide range of applications.
Railko NF bearings are used in examples such as slaughtering machines, packaging equipment, escalators, and glass bottle cleaning equipment where they show long life with low wear rates which reduces operating cost.
FEROFORM T11 with its good wear resistance and dimensional stability is used in waste water processing equipment and lock gate bushes.
FEROFORM PR82 is an excellent general purpose, self lubricating material providing high mechanical strength and wear resistance. With low coefficient of friction, the applications where it is used include hydraulic cylinder head bearings and cranes bearings. It is suitable for both dry running or for use with all common lubricants.
FEROGLIDE bearings with their metal backing are used in highly loaded applications.