Tenmat FEROFORM AND RAILKO Bearing Materials are used extensively as rudder bearings and steering gear wear parts. Both FEROFORM and RAILKO composite materials have been used with water, grease, and oil lubricants with excellent results.
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.
Tests confirm that FEROFORM and RAILKO marine bearings have better wear resistance than elastomeric and polyester / polyester bearing materials, thus providing ship owners with up to 4 times longer service life and lower operating costs. Tenmat FEROFORM and RAILKO bearings are self-lubricating and can be used in dry applications as well as traditional applications where grease or oil is present, and can also be used with water lubrication.
- Market-Leading wear performance vs competitor materials
- Excellent stability
- Low, friction, low stick slip
- Low Swell
- Shaft friendly
- Accepts misalignment