Rudder Bearings


SXL

SXL Rudder Bearings

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.


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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.

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    Thordon’s web-based newsletter specifically developed for marine users of oil-free and grease-free bearings in the workboat sector. This newsletter includes feature articles that highlight our successes in the Workboat industry with TG100 shaft seals, RiverTough tailshaft bearings, and other pollution-free Thordon products on the US Inland Waterways, Latin America and around the world.
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