Deck Equipment Bearings


ThorPlas-Blue

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The versatility of Thordon technology provides Navies and Coast Guards around the world with pollution-free, low maintenance and long lasting solutions for deck machinery and other unique bearing applications using ThorPlas-Blue, HPSXL TRAXL and other Thordon grades.

ThorPlas-Blue is a low friction polymer bearing designed for problem areas that have frequent maintenance where grease lubrication is not always possible and there is a high cost consequence of seized bushings. Capable of operating pressures to 45MPa (6,527 psi), ThorPlas-Blue can be easily back-fit into virtually all applications where greased bronze is currently installed.

Operating above and below the waterline, ThorPlas-Blue is a direct replacement for all greased bronze bearing applications eliminating the polluting grease, labour time and cost.

Typical applications include davit bearings, fairlead, sheave and pivot bearings, water tight door bushings, cargo ramp bushings and crane bearings.

HPSXL TRAXL is the HPSXL polymer in a bronze-backed configuration for high pressure applications with permissible peak static pressure up to 70 MPa (10,000 psi) with a very low dry coefficient of friction. HPSXL TRAXL is resistant to shock loading and vibration and is excellent for clean, oscillating, water lubricated applications requiring high load capability.

Other Thordon grades may also be possible for different operating environments depending on the pressures, speed and abrasives. Contact us for your unique naval bearing issues.



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References articles of Thordon commercial Propeller shaft bearings in blue water operation



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.

Request Bearing Sizing Program User Registration Number

Download Bearing Sizing Calculation Program (2.2 MB) Version 2017, Release 10



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