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Friction coating with good durability under high pressure?

Friction coating with good durability under high pressure?

Friction coating with good durability under high pressure?

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    Trying to replace the grease in part of our system with a dry film lubricant.  The application is for a ball bearing (chrome steel) running in a helical (Rc 60 D2 steel) track.  The high pressure on the ball (~100ksi) and the twisting, scuffing motion at the contact patch causes the system to fail from an adhesive wear condition after only 3K cycles if run dry.
  The current grease is a high-moly grease with 30% molybdenum content.  It works well for over 1 million cycles, but is dirty and tends to contaminate other parts of the system.  We would like ot replace it with a dry film lubricant of some type.
  We've tried a number of options already TiN, WS2, MS2, but so far, the best we have tested has been Xylan (it got ~90K cycles before failure).  Unfortunately we need life in excess of 250K cycles.
  Any suggestions on coatings that might help get us to our bogey?  All help is appreciated.

                                   - Rich

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RE: Friction coating with good durability under high pressure?

Here are a few people I have worked with over the years and have gotten good service and results. I would query each and see what they have to offer.

http://www.microsurfacecorp.com/Index.htm
Make several good coating especially their WS2

http://www.morganadvancedceramics.com/news/everlube.htm
Handles the Everlube products

http://www.tiodize.com/main.html
Tiodize Coatings

http://www.orioncoat.com/list.html
Coat just about anything with anything


Here is one that is pushing ZrN as wear coating.

RE: Friction coating with good durability under high pressure?

Try Flourolon 325/60 offered by Impreglon.

SW Inpreglon Houston offeres this coating.   Excellent adhesion, very low friction coef. and durable.  Great with high bearing loads.

I have had excellent results in simlar applications.

Let me know if ou try and it works

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