The purchase of our new Bearing Test Rig, due for installation in late October, shows our continued commitment to new R and D methods as well as offering new and existing customers an extra service.

The new rig is another step in the progress our Technical Department and the continuation of testing for our next set of Classification Society accreditations, having already achieved Lloyd’s approval for T100MP material for Rudder and Rudder Pintle bearings.

The test rig will offer testing on:

  • High speed water lubricated Bearings
  • Low speed dry running bearings
  • High load lubricated oscillating bearings
  • Dry running oscillating bearings

Please keep a look out for further information on the installation of the test rig on Twitter @Tufcot or via our weekly updated website articles.

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