The GRAPHLON GM 860 developed by Graphite Metallizing is an abrasion-resistant bushing material that protects pumps and helps prolong pump life. Designed for use in the manufacture of pump bushings and other critical-wear parts, the tough, polymer/graphite-based material was developed to replace traditional pump materials, which are prone to damage from highly abrasive suspensions. It is ideal for sump pumps and river-water service pumps, where abrasives are always an issue. GM 860 also handles the limited run-dry requirement of these applications. The new material extends the range of GRAPHALLOY run dry – capable materials into additional applications, enabling users to increase mean time between failures in many pumps troubled by abrasives. The bearings are supplied machined and ready to install. (