Wrights Dowson Group is the UK Distributor for Morgan Technical Ceramics, Z Hanger Bearings, the bearing which provides long term, highly efficient solutions for screw conveyors and bucket conveyors operating in tough abrasive environments.

Z Bearings are zirconia ceramic bearings made from Morgan Technical Ceramics patented PSZ, and provide:

  • Extended bearing life by up to 25 times
  • Substantial increase in journal and shaft life by reducing galling
  • Significant reduction in noise (in most cases)
  • Option to replace only bottom half of a bearing
  • Compliance with CEMA standards.
  • FDA approved.

Morgan Technical Ceramics’ advanced process technologies provide you with the strongest, toughest most consistent zirconia available. The hardness, corrosion resistance and abrasion resistance of Z Bearings make them ideal in applications where abrasion takes its toll on un-lubricated bearings, journals and shafts.
Morgan Technical’s PSZ is as tough as cast iron, has a tensile strength and a coefficient of expansion similar to mild steel, but with four times the compressive strength of mild steel and very high thermal stability.

Long lasting Z Bearings can provide significant increases in productivity and dramatic reductions on maintenance costs making them the best choice for replacement of conventional metal hanger bearings.

Z Bearings are available in CEMA standard diameter sizes of 1-1/2`, 2`, 2-7/16`, 3` and 3-7/16` styles #216 and #226. Upon request, we can manufacture almost any size or design required to meet your specifications.

Currently, Morgan Technical Ceramics’ Z Bearings are successfully employed in the following industries:

  • Power and Energy
  • Mining, Smelting and Refining
  • Pulp and Paper
  • Chemicals and Minerals
  • Grain Handling
  • Foods
  • Cement

Z Bearings work when other materials fail. To view impressive case histories, please follow the case studies link.

In addition to the ceramic bearing off the shelf availability, Wrights Dowson Group also provide a complete screw conveyor component service, which allows the despatch of anything from a single spare to components for a complete machine.

To obtain detailed information on the Wrights Dowson range of standard and bespoke design, tubular, ‘U’ trough and vertical screw conveyors, please access the following link, screw conveyors.

Alternatively, for additional technical information on Ceramic Bearings & Inserts or to request a quotation, please contact us.