Viiplus manufactures machined bronze wear plates that meet the exacting requirements and specifications supplied by our clients. All our wear plates are manufactured bespoke to clients’ designs using the highest quality bronzes from the Viiplus.
Our range of self-lubricating bronze plates. They are used in applications where the plates are required to continually operate in hard-to-reach or inaccessible areas where it is difficult to apply manual lubrication.
They are also used in a range of applications where it is not possible or desirable to use oil or grease as a lubricant. The plates are maintenance-free, offer a long service life, and decrease the maintenance time required by plates requiring external lubrication.
Graphite Plug Plates
The bronze plate is manufactured with machined holes and/or grooves into which graphite is inserted. These graphite plugs act as the lubricant between the shaft and the plate. The graphite inserts provide a slippery coating that acts as ongoing, reliable lubrication between the surfaces.
This type of plate is often referred to in the market as SelfLube, plugged graphite, graphited, or simply self-lubricating.
Bronze alloys for wear plates
Bronze is an ideal metal for the manufacture of wear plates due to its low friction coefficient compared to other metals allowing a longer life of the assembly. The base material we use is a bronze foundry in china. In addition, we offer a quick turnaround for alloys and sizes not currently in stock to ensure the fastest delivery times of bronze wear plates in the market.
Allows maintenance-free and long-life operation; Suitable for high static and dynamic loads; With low and smoothly coefficient of friction and without stick-slip effects; Suitable for dirty, corrosion, impact load, and edge loading; The base material provided a good shock-absorbing capacity; Can be used over a large temperature range; Suitable for reciprocating, rotating, and oscillating movement with start frequency and difficulty to form oil film occasions; With a low wear rate and long life service.