Vesconite Hilube brake linkage bushings – grease-free, long pin life, improved braking efficiency, low friction.
Traditionally steel bushings have been fitted to train brake linkages, and are associated with substantial wear resulting in expensive maintenance.
Self-lubricating Vesconite Hilube has replaced steel bushings in brake linkages in freight wagons in long term comparative tests.
These showed the following improvements.
• Improvement in braking efficiency as a result of lower friction against pin
• Improvement in brake pad life with even wear along the length of the brake pads
• Minimal wear to pin or bush. Elimination of wear, caused by steel on steel.
• No lubrication required with Vesconite Hilube polymer bushings
• Pin life extended
• Reduction in noise