Teflon lubricator bars have five main functions:
1..Rapid Break-in of the new strip.
A small lip of Teflon is left above the upper surface. This lip
conforms to any irregularities of the inner surface of the shell and
is especially advantageous on a worn shell.
to the shell and has never caused undue wear on a
suction roll shell. The use of Teflon and graphite results in a very
low coefficient of friction.
3. As A Wear Gauge.
The Teflon bars are machined to a depth of 10mm or 0.375 inches.
Thus, when the roll is broken down for maintenance, the condition of
the strip can be accurately measured.
4. Continual Lubrication.
From initial startup to shut down, the combination of Teflon with
graphite assures proper lubrication.
Energy Cost Savings Tool.
The Teflon bars
lower the coefficient of kinetic friction between the seal
strip and the suction roll, thereby reducing the amperage draw on
the machine, and thus reducing Energy Costs.