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Turcite X Turcite A Rods - Machine Tool Groups

The Turcite® Rod family of self- lubricating materials exhibit: low water absorption, dimensional stability, high wear resistance and chemical and corrosion resistance. Turcite® A and X are recommended for a maximum service temperature of 180°F (80° C). Turcite® A and X rods range in diameter from .250” - 6” and have a max length of 1 - 8 feet, depending on required diameter.

Turcite A (sometimes referred to TA)

Developed for general purpose load and speed applications. Turcite® A exhibits an excellent surface finish when machined. Exceptional service life and superior chemical resistance.

  • Color: Blue

  • Higher wear resistance than Turcite ® X

  • Used for moderate to heavy loads at moderate speeds

  • Performs well under vibratory and dynamic loading

Turcite X (sometimes referred to as TX)

Optimally engineered to handle moderate load, high speed applications. Turcite® X exhibits the same excellent surface finish as Turcite® A when machined. Long service life and exceptionally low coefficient of friction and high PV are characteristics of Turcite® X.

  • Color: Red

  • Lower friction than Turcite® A

  • Used for low load and high-speed applications

  • Much Higher PV Rating than Turcite® A

  • Low thermal expansion properties

  • Minimal hygroscopic characteristics

Turcite® A and X rod provide the design engineer with material choices based upon load, speed, wear temperature and friction. Some uses of A rod include transmissions, home appliances, bicycles, food processing equipment, exercise equipment, rotating displays and cater assemblies. X rod has been used in medical equipment, scientific instruments, some lead screw nuts, and computer products among others.

 

Turcite A Rod Sizes: Stock Items

Longest Single Piece: 8 ft.  Longest Single Piece: 4 ft.  Longest Single Piece: 1 ft.
1/4" RA0.250 2 1/2" RA2.500 4" RA4.000
3/8" RA0.375 3" RA3.000 4 1/2" RA4.500
1/2" RA0.500 3 1/2" RA3.500 5" RA5.000
5/8" RA0.625     6" RA6.000
3/4" RA0.750        
1" RA1.000        
1 1/4" RA1.250        
1 1/2" RA1.500        
1 3/4" RA1.750        
2" RA2.000        

 

Turcite A: Typical Properties

General Properties U.S. Customary Units Test Standard Value English Value Metric
Specific Gravity   D 792 1.49 1.49
Water Absorption, 24 Hrs.
@ 73 ° F (23 ° C)
% D 570 .20 .20
Rockwell Hardness M Scale D 785 81 81
Color     BLUE BLUE
Mechanical Properties Unit Test Standard Value English Value Metric
Tensile Strength @ Break PSI D 638 7,600 52 MPa
Compressive Strength PSI D 695 13,000 89.6 MPa
Elongation at break % D 638 15.0 15.0
Flexural Strength PSI D 790 11,000 76 MPa
Flexural Modulus PSI D 790 350,000 2.4GPa
Izod Impact Strength (Notched)
(Unnotched )
-lb/in Ft
-lb/in Ft
D 256 .57 Ft – lb/in
8.4 Ft – lb/in
31 J/m
448 J/m
Thermal Properties Unit Test Standard Value English Value Metric
Continuous Service Temp. ° F   180 ° F 82 ° C
Deflection Temperature, at
264 psi (1.82 MPa)
° F D 648 205 ° F 96 ° C
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion
73° F to 212° F
  D 696 5.2in/
(in °F)*10 ¯5
9.4m
(m °C)*10 ¯5
Tribological Unit Test Standard Value English Value Metric
Wear Factor
@73° F (23°C to 100 °C)
* * 43 In/
(psi*fpm*hr)*10¯¹º
520 mm/
(*KPa*hr)*10¯¹º
Dynamic Coefficient of Friction (Non Lubricated) * * .30 .30
Limiting PV * * 7,500 psi *fpm 15.8 MPa*m/min

 

Turcite X Rod Sizes: Stock Items

Longest Single Piece: 8 ft. Longest Single Piece: 4 ft.  Longest Single Piece: 1 ft.
1/4" RX0.250 2 1/2" RX2.500 4" RX4.000
3/8" RX0.375 3" RX3.000 5" RX5.000
1/2" RX0.500 3 1/2" RX3.500 6" RX6.000
5/8" RX0.625        
3/4" RX0.750        
1" RX1.000        
1 1/4" RX1.250        
1 1/2" RX1.500        
1 3/4" RX1.750        
2" RX2.000        

 

Turcite X: Typical Properties

General Properties U.S. Customary Units Test Standard Value English Value Metric
Specific Gravity   D 792 1.46 1.46
Water Absorption, 24 Hrs.
@ 73 ° F (23 ° C)
% D 570 .20 .20
Rockwell Hardness M Scale D 785 63 63
Color     RED RED
Mechanical Properties Unit Test Standard Value English Value Metric
Tensile Strength @ Break PSI D 638 5,900 41 MPa
Compressive Strength PSI D 695 12,000 82.7 MPa
Elongation at break % D 638 19.0 19.0
Flexural Strength PSI D 790 8,000 55 MPa
Flexural Modulus PSI D 790 335,000 2.3 GPa
Izod Impact Strength (Notched)
(Unnotched )
-lb/in Ft
-lb/in Ft
D 256 .54 Ft – lb/in
8.0 Ft – lb/in
29.0 J/m
427 J/m
Thermal Properties Unit Test Standard Value English Value Metric
Continuous Service Temp. ° F   180 ° F 82 ° C
Deflection Temperature, at
264 psi (1.82 MPa)
° F D 648 203 ° F 95 ° C
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion
73° F to 212° F (23°C to 100°C)
  D 696 5.2in /
(in °F)*10 ¯5
9.4m /
(m °C)*10 ¯5
Tribological Unit Test Standard Value English Value Metric
Wear Factor
@ 73 ° F (23 ° C)
* * 20 In /
(psi*fpm*hr)*10¯¹º
242 mm /
(*KPa*hr)*10¯¹º
Dynamic Coefficient of Friction
(Non Lubricated)
* * .22 .22
Limiting PV * * 42,000 psi *fpm 88.2 MPa*m/min

 

Zurcon Z80®

FDA Compliant / Approved for use with food. Available in up to 4" rods.

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