Cutterhead Intermediate Lineshaft Bearings


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The proven success that Thordon Composite cutterhead bearings received led to transition into ladder bearings or otherwise known as cutterhead intermediate lineshaft bearings.

Thordon cutterhead intermediate lineshaft bearings offer the following benefits to the owner:

  • Uses seawater for lubrication
  • Eliminates grease and greasing system
  • No polution
  • No clean-up after dredging
  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Able to change bearing with shaft in place
  • Ship's crew can change bearing
  • No grease purchases
  • High abrasion resistance
  • Less friction; no noise or vibration
  • Accommodates edge loading caused by shaft misalignment
  • Greater impact resistance/resilience




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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.

You cannot run the Thordon Bearing Sizing Calculation Program Version 2017, Release 10 without a User Registration Number. Once you have a User Registration Number you can download the Program below and enter it when prompted.

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