H4 unveils Maritex Aquarius composite material
H4 Marine launched Maritex Aquarius composite bearing technology at Seaworks in Southampton and this material is now being trialled by navies and commercial builders.
The new grade has been developed to overcome some of the issues with marine growth reducing the life of bearings and shafts.
With seawater-lubricated shaft bearings, this is one of the main factors in system wear.
According to the company, Maritex Aquarius uses a unique structure and the surface finish of advanced polymers to help remove marine growth from the shaft.
The bearing structure also incorporates a surface chemistry that resists marine growth on the bearing itself.
H4 claims that Maritex has performed consistently better than other composites in a range of shaft, rudder and stabiliser applications, often reducing noise and vibration in the system.
H4 Marine will showcase Aqaurius, a new version of the composite Maritex bearing material, at this year's Seaworks show in June.
At this year’s Interplas exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham, taking place between 30 September and 2 October 2014, Igus will present food-grade Tribo tape, maintenance-free plain, spherical and linear bearings and self-lubricating energy chains and Chainflex cables.
Igus has launched a heavy-duty version of its robust Igubal clip spherical bearing. The easy-to-fit bearing can withstand high loads. It provides exceptional rotational, linear or swivelling movements and, as it is plastic, it does not require regular maintenance.
Igus will be showcasing products designed and developed specifically for the machine building industry at this year’s Machine Building Show, which will take place at the NEC in Birmingham from 30 September–1 October. Products on display will include the Drylin W linear guide, the E4.1 light energy chain and the Readychain rack.
Ontex Mayen is using a variety of Drylin linear bearings from Igus to provide the flexibility it requires on its nappy production lines. The bearings are designed to operate in rough and dirty conditions, working 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.