Technical Ceramics

Nilcra® Zirconia Ceramic Hanger Bearings

Nilcra® Zirconia Hanger Bearings last up to 25 times longer than standard metal alternatives and can extend the shaft life up to 7x as well. 

Branded as Z-Bearing™, our Hanger Bearings are made using Nilcra® Zirconia; a tough, solid, non-porous, ceramic material that has a tensile strength and a coefficient of thermal expansion similar to that of mild steel, but with four times the compressive strength, and very high thermal stability. It maintains strength and hardness even at high temperatures and is highly resistant to wear, deformation, galling and corrosion. It has a low coefficient of friction and even abrasive materials have minimal effect on its surface.

Z-Bearings are successfully employed in the following industries:

  • Power and Energy – Fly Ash Precipitators
  • Mining, Smelting and Refining
  • Plastic Granule Handling
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Chemicals and Minerals
  • Grain Handling
  • Ethanol Production
  • Food Handling
  • Cement Production

Contact us today to discuss your requirement for Z-Bearing™ the durable, advanced Ceramic Hanger Bearings for your screw conveyor or bucket conveyor system. Or, for more information on our grades of Zirconia, see our dedicated materials page.

Contact our engineering and sales team to help you select the correct material for your application and refine your design to maximise your uptime and reduce valve repair costs.