Bearings & Shafting

COMPOSITE RUDDER BEARINGS 

TENMAT FEROFORM and RAILKO grades of reinforced composite materials have been developed containing ‘built-in’ lubricants. The product not only meets the stringent requirements of pressure capability, low friction (very low stick-slip) and low water swell, and also have approvals for dry operation for upper Pintle bearings. TENMAT composite bearings are approved by the major classification societies for use in

  • Steering gear thrust rings
  • Ram cross head
  • Rudder cross head
  • Carrier bushes and washers
  • Rudder stock bushes
  • Pintle bushes

COMPOSITE STERN TUBE BEARINGS

TENMAT composite bearings are approved by the major classification societies for use in:

  • Stern Tube Bearings
  • Propeller Shaft Bearings
  • Bracket Bearings

FEROFORM and RAILKO bearings work with any type of water, run with smaller clearances than elastomeric bearings, are dimensionally and thermally more stable, and have superior wear resistance. Independent tests confirm that TENMAT materials have a significantly better wear resistance than elastomeric and polyester / polyester bearing materials from our major competitors. Thus providing ship owners with up to 4 times longer service life and lower operating costs.

WHITE METAL STERN TUBE BEARINGS

Through our cooperation with a major manufacturer of marine bearings, we are able to meet our clients needs for metallic stern tube bearings. Our partner, a company based in Southern Europe, has extensive experience in manufacturing white metal bearings and bushes for all major OEMs and can meet your requirements with  a high quality product matched with a fast and efficient production. All products meet of course all classification society requirements.

PROPELLER & INTERMEDIATE SHAFT

In the unfortunate event that either an propeller or intermediate shaft is damaged, we can source replacement shafts to be manufactured to the exact requirements and meet class approvals through our Korean partner.

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