Heceta Head Lighthouse

Posted on: January, 8, 2016


Heceta Head Lighthouse, Florence, Oregon

In 2013, Heceta Head Lighthouse decided to remove and replace the old, worn-out friction rollers and bronze bearings that had seized up in the wheels. CIP Composite bearings and thrust washers were used throughout the lighthouse, including the main shaft guide, leveler wheels, and the Sun Gear. The use of CIP Composite material eliminated the need for lubrication and stopped loud squeaking noise caused by the bronze material.

Main Drive Shaft

Bearing in Main Shaft Guide

CIP Thrust Washer in Leveler

Thrust Washer & Sleeve Bearing in Leveler


Bearings and Thrust Washers in Sun Gear