3M™ Silicon Carbide Sliding Bearings are commonly used in industrial and process pump applications for hermetically sealed centrifugal pumps and stirrers.
Lubricate with Process Fluids
3M™ Silicon Carbide Sliding Bearings work in fluid lubricated applications such as magnetically coupled pumps, canned motor pumps, support bearings for immersion pumps, and agitator and magnetic drives for stirrers. Our sliding bearings are suitable for applications which depend on process fluids for lubrication, rather than oil or grease. 3M silicon carbide sliding bearings can operate in mixed lubrication conditions for long periods without seizing and with extremely low wear rates.
Versatile Sliding Bearings
Our 3M silicon carbide sliding bearings are compatible with a wide variety of process fluids, including aggressive acids and alkalis, aqueous solutions, hot water, effluent, abrasive suspensions and organic liquids.
Durable Under Extreme Conditions
Our silicon carbide material offers tribological performance under high load, including pressure, sliding speed and temperature. Components manufactured from silicon carbide provide long-lasting service due to its high resistance to wear, resistance to corrosion in aggressive media and thermal shock resistance with low distortion under thermal loads.
3M™ Silicon Carbide Grade F: The All-purpose Grade
Good chemical resistance, low specific density, high hardness and wear resistance, outstanding thermal conductivity properties and resistance to fluctuations in temperature. 3M silicon carbide grade F combines all these specific advantages of sintered silicon carbide, particularly for bearings and seals for use in pumps.
About 3M Advanced Ceramics
3M advanced ceramic products are manufactured at ISO 9001 and 14001 certified facilities. Our manufacturing processes are optimized for quality, efficiency and consistency – helping ensure reliable and repeatable product performance. We have more than 85 years of experience in designing and manufacturing cutting-edge ceramic solutions, and we continually work to develop new applications for ceramic materials in cooperation with our customers and with research institutions.