Marine Bearings
Benefits of Thordon Marine Bearings:
Long Wear Life
With over 35 years experience supplying marine propeller shaft bearings, in use service has proven that Thordon bearings provide significantly longer wear life compared to the bearings they replace.
Four Grades/Multiple Configurations Available
Thordon propeller shaft bearings are available in four different grades and multiple configurations for the optimal bearing solution for each owner's specific application and operational profile.
Pollution Free
Thordon water lubricated propeller shaft bearings totally eliminate the use of oil resulting in zero risk of pollution.
High Abrasion Resistance

Due to their tough, elastomeric properties, Thordon bearings can resist abrasive wear by tending to deflect, and then reject, abrasive particles allowing them to be flushed through the bearing and not become embedded.

Accommodate Edge Loading
Under edge loading conditions caused by minor shaft misalignment, elastomeric Thordon bearings deflect slightly , effectively spreading the load and reducing potential bearing wiping and shaft wear.
Low Friction
Thordon's static and dynamic coefficients of friction are both lower than other materials commonly used for water lubricated propeller shaft bearings. Lower friction leads to reduced break-away torque, longer life and elimination of stick-slip and noise.
High Resilience/Impact Resistance
Elastomeric Thordon bearings tend to absorb impact loads, increasing resistance to damage from pounding during operation or heavy seas.
Full Classification Society Approvals
Thordon propeller shaft bearings are approved by all major Classification Societies and can be specified and installed with confidence.

Thordon Bearings designs and manufactures a complete range of high performance, non-metallic journal bearing solutions for marine, pump, hydro-turbine, offshore oil and other industrial markets. From water lubricated stern tube and rudder bearings for ships to grease free wicket gate bearings for clean power generation, Thordon provides innovative non polluting bearing solutions that meet or exceed the technical requirements of your application.

Since the first Thordon bearing was developed in 1966, Thordon has continuously improved its high performance polymer technologies and bearing designs to become the world leader in elastomeric bearing technology. Their applications engineering and global technical support teams can support your most unique bearing technical challenges.

Thordon engineered polymer bearing solutions can:

  • Provide long bearing wear life
  • Eliminate oil or grease
  • Operate in dirty, abrasive environments
  • Withstand high shock loads and edge loading

With Thordon bearings specified all around the world, an extensive distribution network has been established in over 80 countries.

Silver Yachts (Western Australia) have fitted Thordon COMPAC propeller shaft bearings and Thordon SXL bearings to their motor yachts.

Thordon XL Thordon Compac
Thordon SXL Thordon River Tough

Thordon bearing solutions have proven their value and performance in many industrial applications over the years.  Thordon industrial plain journal bearings and wear pads have been successfully installed in a range of industries and applications including.

* Pumps
* Screw Conveyors and Materials Handling
* Wire Rope Sheaves and Liners
* Mining Applications
* Pivot Points
* Gate Locks and Dams
* Pulp and Paper
* Forest Industry

Thordon's high resistance to abrasive wear, high impact resistance, low coefficient of friction and excellent self-lubricating qualities make it an ideal choice for either dry or wet operation in difficult environments. The modulus of resilience of elastomeric Thordon bearings is up to twenty times greater than bronze, as a result Thordon bearings will not "pound out" or split and will deflect slightly effectively spreading the load to accommodate edge loading conditions.

C.E.& A. Co. are suppliers of Thordon components to the RAN Collins Class Submarines
Also available from C.E.& A. Co  
Also available from C.E.& A. Co.
- - Propeller Shaft and Rudder Bearings - -
- - Propeller Shafts and Sterntubes - -
- - Rudder Carrier Bearings and Rudder Trunks
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- - Water or Oil Lubricated Shaft Seals - -
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Deck Machinery - -
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Chockfast Orange - -
- - Spurs - Rope, Net and Weed Cutter - -
- - PolyFlex Engine Mounts and Couplings - -
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Vickers Marine Oils - -
- - Arctic Steel - Stainless Steel Water Strainers - -
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For further information, or to purchase Thordon please contact us.
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South Australia. 5014

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