Thordon Composite is a two component bearing formulated specifically for use in very abrasive environments such as water lubricated cutterhead shafts. The actual bearing surface is a black material and is referred to as GM2401. This softer material is fused to a yellow, stiff, high strength polymer sleeve. GM2401 is homogeneous – there are no layers of differing materials and properties are consistent through the wall thickness.
Composite bearings are available in a full range of sizes in both tube and stave configurations.
Thordon typical SXL rudder carrier bearing installed into housingIn addition to SXL pintle, stock and carrier disc bearings, SXL TRAXL or ThorPlas, can be specified grease free in steering and linkage applications, as well as fin stabilizers. In workboat applications, ThorPlas is recommended for the more highly loaded bushings in the tiller arm and “jockey-bar” linkages. Both products operate grease free saving you time, money and the risk of pollution.
Thordon self lubricating rudder stock seals provide exceptional wear life, completing the rudder bearing package.