Wicket Gate / Linkage / Operating Ring Bearings


HydroPlas

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HydroPlas is a self-lubricating bearing designed to operate at a maximum working pressure of 31 MPa (4500 psi). HydroPlas bearings do not require grease or oil lubrication and can operate in dry or wet conditions.

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ThorPlas-Blue

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ThorPlas-Blue is a homogeneous, self-lubricating polymer bearing capable of withstanding operating pressures up to 45 MPa (6,527 psi) installed in a full-form, interference-fit configuration.  It offers low wear rate in non-abrasive environments.

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HPSXL TRAXL

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Homogenous Thordon HPSXL incorporates friction and wear reducing additives throughout its entire molecular structure. Designed for high pressure applications up to 55 MPa (8000 psi) dynamic or 70 MPa (10,000 psi) static peak. 

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References

Reference articles of Thordon wicket gate, linkage and operating mechanism bearing applications.



Design

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The final (fully finished) sizing of a Thordon elastomer or ThorPlas bearing can be determined by using the Thordon Bearing Sizing Calculation Program.

To download the Thordon Bearing Sizing Calculation Program Version 2017, Release 10, a user registration is required.

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    Mar 25, 2019
    Thordon Bearings has purchased the small Struzyska hydroplant in Pila, Poland, 180km south of its bearing and seal production facility, in Slupsk. The Struzyska plant operates three small turbines capable of generating 67kW of electrical power. Once two of the turbines have been refurbished and are back onsite, the Canada-headquartered company will operate the plant commercially, supplying electricity back to the grid.
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    Thordon Bearings Announces Distributor Changes in Europe

    Oct 08, 2014
    Thordon Bearings Inc. of Canada is pleased to announce that Duwel Group will be the new, authorized Thordon distributor for Norway, United Kingdom, and Finland. Duwel has been active in Sweden for over 22 years and is ready and capable to provide high quality sales and service support in these countries.
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