Tufcot® Bushes & Bearings

Tufcot® composite bearings are resin bonded fabric reinforced composite bearing materials, exclusively developed to suit a wide variety of bearing applications.

Our bearings offer a vast improvement on conventional materials such as Phosphor Bronze, thanks to their self lubricating nature, which offers improved performance and increased bearing life.

Are you looking for bearings? Tufcot have a range of bearings available including Structural Bearings, Flange Bearings and Spherical Bearings.

All of these can be specifically constructed to your needs, even in cases where an exceptionally low coefficient is required.

Call us on +44 (0)114 244 2363 to discuss your requirements.

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Typical Applications

Here at Tufcot, we manufacture bearings for a wide range of market sectors including:

Marine Sector

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  • Anchor Sheave Bearings

  • Capstan Bearings

  • Davit Bearings

  • Deck Crane Bushes & Bearings

  • Deck Winch Bearings

  • Dredger Suction Tube Pivot Bearings
  • Fairlead Bearings

  • Hatch Cover Pads

  • King Pin Bearings

  • Launch Systems

  • Neck Bearings

  • Rope Spools

  • ROV Control Systems

  • Rudder Carrier Bearings

  • Rudder Pintle Bearings

  • Shark Jaw Bearings

  • Stabiliser Fin Bearings
  • Stern Roller Bearings

  • Stern Tube Bearings

  • Tow Pin Bushes

  • Thruster Bearings

  • Turret Bearings

  • Watertight Door Bushes

Mining, Oil & Gas Sector

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  • Anchor Sheave Bearings

  • Crane Bearings

  • Crusher System Bearings

  • Derrick Bushes

  • Drill Rig Bearings

  • Finger Board Bearings

  • Fluid Transfer System Coupling Bearings

  • Fulcrum Bearings

  • Heave Compensator Bearings

  • Inspection Lift Pivot Bearings

  • Insulation Bushes & Sleeves

  • Lifeboat Launch System Bearings

  • Moon Pool Hatch Cover Bearings

  • Motion Damper Bushings

  • Pipe Rack Support Systems

  • Riser Protection System Bearings

  • Roughneck Bearings

  • Swivel Stack Bearings

  • Turret Bearings

Agriculture Sector

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  • Crop Sprayer Boom Arm Bearings

  • High Load Agriculture Equipment Bearings

  • Flanged Bushes

  • Plain Bushes

  • Tipper Bearings

Food Processing

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  • Conveyor Bearings

  • Conveyor Rollers

  • Processing Rollers

General Machinery

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  • Construction Equipment

  • Hydropower

  • Injection Moulding Machines

  • Pump Bearings

  • Scissor Lifts

  • Steel Works

  • Support Rollers

  • Tail Lifts

  • Waste Processing & Recycling

Hydraulics Sector

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  • Back Up Rings

  • Front Cover Bushes

  • Gland Bushes

  • Neck Bushes

  • Rod End Bearings

  • Rotating Coupling Bearings

  • Spherical Eye End Bearings

  • Split Piston Bushes

  • Trunnion Mounting Bearings

Railway Sector

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  • Anti Roll Bar Bushes

  • Brake Hanger Bushes

  • Coupling System Bearings

  • Pivot Bushes

  • Railway Rolling Stock Bushes

  • Roller Bar Bushes

  • Snubber Bushes

  • Suspension Bearings

  • Trunnion Bearings

Types of Bearings

By far the largest number of Tufcot® bearings produced are of the plain bearing type. The range of sizes we can manufacture is from as small as 8 mm id to over 1 metre. We have a full range of material grades engineered to suit a very wide range of applications.

High load low speed either dry running, grease lubricated, running in water or immersed in other mediums. High speed low load typically running in water or oil. In many instances Tufcot composite bearings can replace conventional metal bearings and offer significant performance advantages in operation.

In many applications where small axial loads have to be accommodated bearings can be manufactured incorporating flanges to take the axial forces.  Machined in one piece from tube these bearings are capable of withstanding axial forces of up to 40 N/mm2 .

Where higher axial loads are encountered or exceptionally large diameter flange faces are required, fabrication of the bearing with a flange face manufactured from sheet material can be easily produced.

These bearings are normally used between rotating parts to prevent metal to metal contact.

Thrust bearings and thrust washers can support higher axial loads – finding use in many application areas such as, marine, offshore oil and gas, hydro power generation, rail construction equipment and many more.

The application for these bearings is in the name. Bridge bearings and Structural bearings allow controlled movement to reduce stress on the bridge pillars, foundations or supporting structure of the bridge or buildings.

There are a number of different designs of both bridge bearings and structural bearings that can be manufactured in our Tufcot® composite materials.  Applications for these types of bearings can be found on bridges, walkways, in buildings and many other structures.

The various designs of Tufcot composite spherical bearings make them effective in situations and environments where conventional spherical bearings are either unsuitable or not desirable.

Our manufacturing and design capability offer a wide range of standard dimension designs or bespoke bearing possibilities, such as, all composite construction, composite housing and stainless ball, composite housing and stainless ball with a composite bearing fitted in the ball or steel housing and composite ball.

The 6 Main Benefits of Using Tufcot®

  • Self-Lubricating

  • No Maintenance

  • High Strength to Weight Ratio

  • Minimal Swell in Water

  • Low Friction

  • Easy Installation

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    • Tufcot Engineering Ltd,
      330 Coleford Road,
      Sheffield,
      South Yorkshire,
      S9 5PH,
      United Kingdom
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