D-Glide sphericals are spherical bearings made both ito international standards as well as designed for special purposes.
They consist of a D-glide ‘sphere’ fitted with a stainless steel sleeve which together form the inner part that
moves inside a stainless steel housing. Because of the combination of materials used they are maintenance
free, as well as corrosion free and can be used dry as well as submerged in (sea) water and almost all other fluids.
Load ratings are on a similar level to steel-on-steel or other maintenance free bearings.Typical applications are hydraulic cylinders, [sluice] doors, draw-bridges.
Thrust bearings of 260mm and 280mm
for Flender transmission cutter dredger.
Advantages of the D-Glide solution
- Maintenance free
- Usable in any environment, wet and dry
- Interchangeable with other spherical bearings - Different properties easily possible
(larger angles, other material combinations, etc)
- Maximum reliability
(no external provisions needed)
- Both radial and axial versions available