N e w L i t e r a t u r e Describes T h o r d o n Shaft Bearings For D i r t y W a t e r O p e r a t i on

Thomson-Gordon Limited, Burlington, Ontario, Canada, a leading manufacturer of marine propeller shaft and rudder bearings, has developed an experimental bearing designed for extremely abrasive service conditions.

Probably the most severe test for a marine propeller shaft bearing in abrasive service, is on the cutter shaft of a suction cutter dredge. Experimental bearings were produced and supplied to several several of the world's largest new dredges. Based on three years of l.ig, the company developed a iull range of cylindrical and stave Composite bearings. The cylindrical products are available for shaft sizes to 12 inches and the stave bearings can accommodate an unlimited shaft diameter range.

Used with hard steel shaft sleeves or liners, which are common with conventional rubber bearings in abrasive service, the Thordon Composite bearing can deliver wear life approximately twice that of the next best competitive product tested, according to company representatives.

The Thordon Composite bearing is currently approved by LRS, BV, and others are expected to be received shortly.

In the United States Waukesha Bearings act as Thomson-Gordon's master distributor.

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