Sub-Sahara Mining & Industrial Journal

Vesconite supplies 5000-unit blanket order

Vesconite Bearings is supplying a Georgia-based vertical-turbine pump manufacturer with a 5000-unit blanket wear-rings order, allowing the manufacturer to request low-friction Vesconite Hilube polymer wear rings for 10 of its vertical-turbine-pump models.

The company ordered its first Vesconite Hilube wear rings in 2015 and, after testing, started ordering larger quantities from 2017. In March 2019, Vesconite visited the pump manufacturer and finalised fixed volume requirements and pricing for the blanket order. The company supplies the central and south-eastern USA with pumps for the municipal, industrial, fire and flood-control industries.

The order covers a one-year period and allows the company to regularly draw on the 5000-unit blanket wear rings order. Vesconite Bearings technical sales representative, Charlie Simpson, said: “The company sees the value of using the product and has switched all of its wear rings to Vesconite Hilube ones in all of its own-brand vertical-turbine pumps.”

Vesconite Hilube wear rings allow for extremely close clearances to ensure greater pump efficiencies and are designed for use with mildly acidic or basic liquids.

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