Vesconite Bearings’ grease-free polymer bearings and wear parts for the marine industry will be even more widely available from August 2019.
This follows the introduction of additional warehousing in Dubai, which adds to Vesconite Bearings’ global warehousing and stocking-distribution capacity located in the US, UK, Netherlands, New Zealand, Argentina, Australia, Singapore and South Africa.
Dubai, as the busiest trading port in the Arabian Gulf, requires convenient marine bearing and wear-material stock to cater for the large liner companies that are increasingly using Dubai as a global trade-route and feeder vessel trans-shipment centre.
The intention is to include a range of sizes able to accommodate most typical propeller shaft and rudder diameters. Useful plate and rod dimensions will also be included to accommodate various other marine applications, where long wear life, low friction and no greasing are desired.
“Additional warehouses and stocking distributors mean that our bearings reach our customers faster,” says Marine Technical Representative Sharon Mc Ardle.
“Our quick dispatch times will ensure that we become a supplier of choice for many companies, which can incur significant costs if a ship is in a dry dock for considerable periods waiting for required replacement bearings.”
Polymers Vesconite and Vesconite Hilube are ideal for the submerged and corrosive conditions of the marine industry.
Suited to both dry and underwater applications, the products’ internal lubricants allow for prolonged life where the setting is characterised by irregular greasing schedules, or no greasing at all.
Unlike most bearing materials, the company’s polymers offer long wear life and a high load-bearing capacity with no distortion or delamination, despite the wet and abrasive working environment.
Over the past 50 years, hundreds of industrial and leisure marine applications – from yachts to supertankers – have been equipped with Vesconite and Vesconite Hilube, testifying to their success in this industry.