Ideal replacement for bronze, steel or rubber-lined bushings
Virtually no swell in wate
High impact strength
Low coefficient of friction
High load capacity
Good chemical resistance
Operates in fresh or salt water without lubrication
Damping of vibration
Accommodation of shaft misalignment
Ease of machining
Fitting by pressing, freezing, adhesives and mechanical methods
Reduced thermal softening and minimal creep
Does not encourage galvanic corrosion
Asbestos-free, no environmentally hazardous or toxic
Orkot® TLM Marine is an advanced, reinforced polymer material incorporating solid lubricants. The material tolerates edge loading and misalignment even with the heaviest loads. Where there are extended periods without lubrication, such as upper pintle bearings under light ballast conditions Orkot® TLM Marine proves especially effective.
Orkot® TXM Marine is an advanced reinforced medium weave polymer material (sometimes called synthetic polymer alloy) using a unique manufacturing process that provides a high concentration of PTFE in the sliding area while maintaining high compressive strength. The PTFE layer is several millimeters thick and provides for similar mechanical properties to Orkot® TLM Marine, but with substantially reduced friction and wear characteristics. In areas where the running conditions are dry, Orkot® TXM Marine has proved particularly effective in eliminating stick-slip problems normally associated with these operating parameters.