Wear resistant igus linear bearings for vibration dampening boat seats

Treotham presents wear-resistant linear bearing
technology from igus that can be integrated into the seats of high speed boats
to reduce vibrations.

High speeds and high waves can make for an exciting
ride on board a boat but they can also be dangerous as passengers experience a
physical shock every time the boat’s hull strikes the water. This is addressed
by vibration-dampening seats with bearings that absorb these shocks. igus’ wear-resistant
linear bearing technology uses tribo-polymers that are lubrication-free,
maintenance-free and corrosion-free.

High-speed boats not only need a powerful motor but
also seats that give the crew a feeling of safety and comfort when travelling
on water. High waves and high speeds require cushioned and lightweight
components such as vibration-dampening seats. When the hull of the boat hits
the water, the passengers on board are subjected to repeated impacts that can
quickly lead to serious injury to the spine or internal organs. Such seats must,
therefore, rest on wear-resistant bearings and rails that can absorb the forces
involved.

This is why developers of high-speed boats such as Kaj
Naval from Poland or Cobra Seats Technology Ltd from Great Britain use
lubrication-free and maintenance-free igus linear bearing technology made of
high-performance plastics.

Kaj Naval has been developing seats for motor boats
for seven years. In a recent development, their designers used a drylin W
linear guide for the spring-mounted shock absorbers. This guide ensures that
the seats slide about gently even at high speeds, absorbing the vibrations of
the waves. The guide carriage has no lateral clearance due to the use of
sliding elements made of tribo-polymers and, even after a long operating time,
does not show any signs of wear.

Additionally, the corrosion-free solution from Treotham
is maintenance-free, lubrication-free and considerably lighter than metallic
alternatives such as recirculating ball bearing guides.

For more information, please visit the Treotham
Automation website www.treotham.com.au
or call 1300 65 75 64.

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