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
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.