Orkot® is offered in tube, sheet, or custom shapes. Standard tubes are 24 inches long and available in a variety of wall thicknesses. Standard sheets are 24 inches x 48 inches, with larger sizes available. Sheets can be produced up to 6 inches thick or bonded for custom designs. CRC can provide finished parts, raw tubes, or raw sheets.
Dimensionally StableVirtually 0% swell in water.
Environmentally FriendlyWater-lubricated bearings or can run dry without the need for external lubricants.
Easy InstallationFreeze fit, press-fit, bonding, or mechanically fastened. Can be freeze fitted without danger of shattering.
Exceptional Wear ResistanceTolerant to edge loading and misalignment.
Easily MachinedAs a general guide, methods used for brass, aluminum, or lignum vitae will apply to Orkot® materials.
Low FrictionSpecialized low friction bearing surface to extend dry running capabilities and further reduce friction and wear rates.
The drawing below illustrates how Orkot® thermoset composite materials are made. The manufacturing process incorporates a woven fabric and solid lubricants within a thermosetting resin matrix.
Learn more by downloading the Orkot® Marine Bearings engineering manual.
Anchor Sheave BearingsCapstan BearingsCrane Mast BearingsDeck Machinery BearingsDeck Winch BearingsDredger Suction Tube Pivot BearingsFairlead BearingsHatch Cover PadsOffshore Mooring System BearingsPeriscope Guide BushesPropeller Shaft Coupling CoversRope GuardsRope Termination BushingsRudder Carrier BearingsRudder Pintle BearingsSlipway PadsSonar Bushings and Guide StripsStabilizer Fin BearingsSteering Gear BearingsStern Roller BearingsStern Shaft BearingsSubmarine Steering Gear, Tiller, and Dive Plane BushesTow Pin BushesWatertight Door DushesWear Pads