iglide® plastic bushings and drylin® linear plain bearings are perfectly suited for applications in the marine industry. They are embedded with solid lubricants, which eliminate the need for external oil or grease, are corrosion resistant and maintenance-free. Materials with extremely low moisture absorption rates are also available. You can use the igus® online lifetime calculation tools and product finders to help determine suitable materials for your project. While linear ball bearings require hardened steel and stainless shafting, typically 420 or 440 series, plain bearings from igus® can work perfectly on 304 or 316 materials – both of which are superior in wet and saltwater applications. dryspin® lead screws and plastic nuts made from the same engineered polymer materials as drylin® linear bearings also excel in marine applications. These components combined with linear slides are available as one-piece, bolt-on linear actuator solutions, complete with IP-65 and 68-rated NEMA-framed stepper motors and 300-series stainless lead screws.
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How does the dinghy get on to the yacht or the jet ski into the water? This plant manufacturer knows the answer. The company designs lift systems for yachts - and relies on e-chain cable carriers, drylin profile guides and iglide plain bearings.
These cranes are used to hoist boats out of the water in Fort Meyers, Florida. In both, iglide P is used directly in the cable winch drive shaft, which performs a lifting and lowering movement to lift the boats completely out of the water.
To save moorings in ports, the width of these water catamarans can be reduced to 4.85 meters. Any torsional loads are compensated for with a combination of E04 e-chains and drylin linear guides.
Hybrid drylin roller and plain bearings mounted on double drylin guides made of hard anodised aluminium allow this motor boat to change its steering gear position quickly and easily. The bearings are easy to install and also maintenance-free.
Whether you're interested in turnkey, fully assembled solutions or looking to build your own customizable project, let us assist you with a solution based on your specific application and requirements. Contact us via the form below or call us at (800) 965-2496 to discuss your project today!