Rudder Bearings


SXL

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Thordon pintle, stock and carrier disc bearings have been used for over 25 years with an impressive reference list of over 4000 commercial, Navy and Coast Guard vessels. Thordon SXL rudder bearings operate without grease above and below the waterline approved for pressures up to 12 N/mm2 (1740 psi). SXL offers high abrasion resistance and can also withstand high shock loads, improving the wear life of the bearing.

HPSXL TRAXL bearings and ThorPlas-Blue bearings are also available for grease-free steering and linkage applications and fin stabilizers.




References

References and articles of Thordon SXL rudder bearings



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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    Apr 15, 2019
    Thordon Bearings has received a Canadian Coast Guard contract to supply six award-winning SeaThigor shaft seals for retrofit installation to three purpose-built icebreakers. The order follows the success of the 2017 installation and subsequent operation of SeaThigor seals aboard the oceanographic and hydrographic survey vessel CCGS Hudson, for which a procurement agreement was signed with the Government of Canada under its Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP).
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    Coast Guard Solves Shaftline Problems with Thordon Propeller Shaft Bearing System

    Apr 30, 2018
    The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) has again selected Thordon Bearings’ COMPAC water lubricated propeller shaft bearing system for two icebreakers, the Pierre Radisson scheduled later this year and the Des Groseilliers scheduled to be installed in the 2020 dry dock. CCG, a long-standing customer of Thordon Bearings, decided to retrofit the award-winning COMPAC system to the 6098gt Des Groseilliers following more than 17 years’ operational experience with the Thordon solution. The new COMPAC bearings will be supplied and machined by Thordon distributor RMH Industries of Québec, Canada.
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