D-Glide F bushings are used in the main hinges of a large floating harbour crane.Shaft diameter is 560mm.
The originally proposed roller bearings could not be guaranteed for this application.
The D-glide F bearings used instead are now fully maintenance free and the costs were less than one third of the original.
Advantages of the D-Glide solution
- Maintenance free
- High allowable peak loads
(6 x more than roller bearings)
- Easy installation (low weight)
- Simple design
- Low cost
- Wear indicator possible
- Maximum reliability
(no external provisions needed)