Sliding Contact Materials Alloy Information

The information listed below will provide you with a general comparison of materials offered for most sliding contact applications.  For more detailed assistance, please contact us to discuss your application with one of our engineers.                                        

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  Paliney 5 Paliney 6 Paliney 7 Paliney 8 Paliney 9 NeyOro G NeyOro-28 Paliney-2000
Major Elements Ag Pd Pd Pd Pd Au Au Ag
Pd Ag Ag Ag Ag Cu Ag Pd
Cu Cu Cu Cu Cu Pt   Cu
    Pt   Pt      
    Au   Au      
Available Condition A, SR, HT A, SR, HT A, SR A, DHT, HT SR A, SR, HT A, WH, SR A, WH, SR, HT
      DHT, HT        
Typical Applications Potentiometers Automotive Aerospace Potentiometers Communications Professional Potentiometers Potentiometers
Sensors Potentiometers IC Test Military Relays Video Cameras Slip Rings Position Sensors
Instrumentation Position Sensors Contactors   Arm Circuits Gyro Gimbals    
    Medical     Munition Safe    
    Communications     Medical Ultrasound Sensors    
    Strain Gauges          
Properties (Typical) Heat-Treated Heat-Treated Heat-Treated Heat-Treated Stress-Relieved Heat-Treated Work-Hardened Heat-Treated
Proportional Limit (psi) 110,000 110,000 145,000 155,000 120,000 130,000 35,000 120,000
Ultimate Tensile Strength (psi) 150,000 175,000 180,000 210,000 150,000 170,000 70,000 185,000
Elongation (%) 1 - 5 6 5 1 12 5 < 5 < 5
Modulus of Elasticity (psi) 16.5 x 10(6) 16 x 10(6) 17.0 x 10(6) 16.0 x 10(6) 17.0 x 10(6) 16.0 x 10(6) 12 x 10(6) 15 x 10(6)
Vickers Hardness (50-gram) 260 - 320 290 - 370 330 - 400 340 - 440 275 - 340 290 - 370 95-125 300-350
Oxidation Resistance Good Very Good Very Good Good Very Good Excellent Excellent Very Good

A = Annealed WH = Work-Hardened SR = Stress-Relieved
DHT = Ductile Heat-Treated HT = Heat-Treated (Age-Hardened)

The information contained in this Data Sheet is intended to assist you in the use of this product. It is not intended to and does not create any warranties, express or implied, including any warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular application. The user should determine the suitability of this material for each application. Data subject to change without notice.

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