The Aqualube series of rubber sleeved bearings are designed for marine applications. The bearings are moulded into various shell materials and coupled with extremely tough rubber -chemical and oil resistant nitrile, which offers outstanding resistance to abrasion and wear.
- Available in a wide range of sizes - 20mm shaft diameter through to 260mm diameter; also available off-the-shelf in imperial size equivalents
- Bespoke sizes can be manufactured upon request
- Highest quality guaranteed, our products are made with the finest material and undergo a thorough inspection before they leave our premises
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Standard range bearings shells are manufactured in either phenolic (non-metallic) or marine bronze and can be supplied with integral cast flanges.
The water enters the bearing through the longitudinal grooves and moves radially between the propeller shaft and the bearing face in a thin film. Once this film, or wedge, has developed the shaft does not actually come into contact with the bearing.