Veneer Bearings

Metcar has been serving the veneer and wallboard industries for over 50 years. Metcar grades M-11 and 1515 are successfully applied as veneer dryer bearing materials worldwide.

Grade M-11 is a solid, self-lubricating, carbon-graphite material that provides long life and low friction in veneer drying bearing applications at an economical price.

Grade 1515 is our premium solid, copper, impregnated carbon-graphite material that is used for veneer dryer applications with higher loads or severe vibration. Both grades can withstand continuous operation at 700ºF and excursions to 1800ºF (982ºC). These grades are solid lubricant throughout, oil-free, and maintenance-free.

Metcar grades are preferred over plastic bearing materials for veneer dryer applications because of their superior wear characteristics. Unlike plastic bearings, they will not cold form or distort under load, and in the event of a dryer flash fire, they will not melt.

Metcar stocks several different standard sizes of veneer bearings in both grades for fast delivery. Bearings for non-standard veneer dryers can be manufactured to press-fit, shrink-fit, or sip-fit into any special veneer dryer housing.

Item # OD ID Length Metcar Material
VB-2000 2-1/2 1-1/2″ 1-3/4″ Grade M-11
VB-2001 2-1/2 1-1/2″ 1-3/4″ Grade 1515 Copper
VB-2004 2-1/2 1-1/4″ 1-3/4″ Grade M-11
VB-2005 2-1/2 1-1/4″ 1-3/4″ Grade 1515 Copper
item-1107 1-1/2 1″ 1-1/2″ Grade 1515 Copper
item-1108 35mm 25mm 30mm Grade 1515 Copper
item-1109 26mm 18mm 30mm Grade 1515 Copper
item-1110 45mm 30mm 30mm Grade M-11

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