Advanced Engineering 2016 - National Exhibition Centre, 02 - 03 November 2016

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Tufcot

Tufcot

Stand K93

Contact details

S95PH Sheffield
United Kingdom
www.tufcot.com

Composite Materials From Tufcot

Tufcot is a composite engineering material manufactured from synthetic fibres and thermosetting resins.

Tufcot offers the design engineer an attractive alternative to traditional materials used throughout industry for bushes, bearings, wear pads and many more applications.

Products

  • Lloyds Marine Approved Material

    Over the last year Tufcot has invested heavily in order to achieve Lloyds approvals for the Marine sector. As of last week, Tufcot is now an approved supplier of Pintle and Pintle Rudder bearings via the Lloyds Register for our grade T100MP.

    ‘This Statement confirms the above named material (T100MP) is entered in the LR list of Approved Synthetic Rudder Bearing Materials – Group 1(B), Provisional Approval, for a maximum bearing pressure of 10N/mm²’ – Lloyds Register Certificate.

    Now Tufcot has this accreditation it will allow our current and new customers to have the confidence to promote the Tufcot material as a material that has achieved accreditation status.

    Below are the key benefits that the accreditation will bring:

    Confidence in the Tufcot brand and the Tufcot material.
    Test figures allowed the approval to be at a maximum pressure of 10N/mm².
    Development of our in-house testing facilities to achieve new accreditations in the Marine sector and other sectors.
    A key promotion of the Tufcot brand
    Offer a stock list of T100MP tubes which will be available for same day delivery at an agreed price
    Rapid turnaround of Marine grade approved Tubes to help vessels during dockings.

    http://www.tufcot.com/market-sector/marine/

  • Bushes

    Tufcot bushes are fabric composite materials of fine weave plastic fabrics impregnated with special thermo setting polyester resins.

    In order to improve their mechanical properties – in particular the friction coefficient – the resin is mixed with additives.

    Due to the wide range of materials with different mechanical and chemical properties they are applicable to a large number of specific applications.

    Flanged Bushes
    Tufcot flanged bearing bushes are often used, and are ideal for, machined housings which are not set up to accept a regular bearing.

    Flanged bushes can be used in automotive, agricultural and industrial applications due to their long life span and low maintenance requirements.

    Flanged bushes can be impregnated with several lubricants as can be seen on our material grades page. This allows the flanged bushes to operate under heavy loads at moderate speeds or light loads at higher speeds and where regular maintenance is hard to achieve.

    http://www.tufcot.co.uk/composite-materials/bushes...

  • Wear Rings

    Tufcot wear rings of fabric composite materials are used in Hydraulic Cylinders which are subject to high loads such as can occur in mobile hydraulics and press construction.

    The high compressive strength, good sliding behavior and the exceptional wear resistance properties ensure a long life service.

    Tufcot prevents metal-to-metal contact between piston / rod and bore / gland, absorbing high transverse loads.

    Tufcot is a resin-impregnated, fine weave fabric material with added lubricants. It is capable of withstanding high side loads, damping vibrations and embedded foreign particles. Higher static loads are permissible.

    Special materials are available with operating temperatures up to +250°C (+482°F), please see our Material Grades.

    http://www.tufcot.co.uk/composite-materials/machin...

  • Wear Pads

    Tufcot wear pads are used in slide bearings, conveyor guides, scrapers and friction plates.

    Wear pads are predominantly used in the Textiles, Food, Rail and Marine Industries.

    They can be produced from all of our range of material grades, additionally they can also be self-lubricating with the incorporation of
    lubricants such as PTFE, Molybdenum and Graphite.

    Wear pads can be drilled and grooved to customer’s specific requirements for the benefits of lubrication and fixing.

    The wear pads are used in Slide bearings, conveyor guides, scrapers and friction plates; predominantly in the Textiles, Food and Rail Industries.

    http://www.tufcot.co.uk/composite-materials/machin...

  • Washers

    Tufcot thrust washers are dry sliding thrust bearings produced from sheet material.

    These can be used for axially compact bearing locations where oscillating and rotational movement can occur.

    They are maintenance free which can prevent lubrication starvation occurring in places where lubrication is difficult to apply.

    We can supply in many sizes and thicknesses throughout our whole range of material grades.

    The above thrust washers are used as lubricated spacers between the bush and application, the hard wearing nature of this material offers a long life and cost effective method of lubrication and protection.

    http://www.tufcot.co.uk/composite-materials/machin...

  • Sphericals

    Sphericals
    Tufcot Composite spherical bearings can be produced for both inner and outer housings.

    Inner rings can be split before and after machining.

    Sphericals are produced from our maintenance free materials and are suitable for mounting in the housings.

    Sphericals can also be drilled and grooved if extra oil lubrication is needed. These are ideal for marine applications as they are saltwater proof.

    We can produce these in many sizes from 20mm OD to larger, 400mm OD as standard.

    Larger sizes may be available on request.

    http://www.tufcot.co.uk/composite-materials/machin...

  • Raw Laminates

    With the recent addition of a new 5 metre press, this allows Tufcot to produce larger laminates, upto 5 metres in length.

    This is mainly for customers requesting 5 metre strip material but can also be used for raw material laminates.

    http://www.tufcot.co.uk/composite-materials/semi-f...

  • Raw Tubes

    Tufcot can produce raw material tubes to any size depending on the customers requests.

    Please see our Services page for details on raw material sizes.

    Tufcot has produced tube upto 3 metres in diameter in the past so please contact our sales team for any extraordinary sizes.

    http://www.tufcot.co.uk/composite-materials/semi-f...

  • Tubes and Rods

    Tufcot can produce raw material rods to the sizes on our Services page. Please contact our sales team for any extraordinary sizes.

    Please Contact Us for more details on rod sizes.

    http://www.tufcot.co.uk/composite-materials/semi-f...

  • Custom-Parts

    We can produce custom made components to suit our customer’s designs.

    These can all be produced from our range of material grades and from whichever product is most efficient or preferable (e.g tube, rod or sheet).

    We can do a vast range of dimensions, our largest bearing was over 3.5 meters in diameter which was used for a Swing Bridge

    http://www.tufcot.co.uk/composite-materials/machin...

Product news

  • Oil Sector – Conductor Wear Sheaves

    For over 5 years, Tufcot, in partnership with HHR Enterprise have been developing the WearSheave products to suit various oil rig conductors around the world.

    The key benefits of the Wear Sheave are:

    Fire retardant T400 Tufcot® material
    Replace unsafe wooden chocks
    Minimal wear rates – see clients comments below
    Water is an ideal lubricant
    Oil platform safety improvements
    Managing Director, Greg Majchrzak:

    “This product is an example of a major problem being highlighted in a dangerous environment and Tufcot® material being used as an ideal solution in a safer, more efficient manner. Tufcot are continuing to research and develop in many market sectors with the Oil and Gas Sector as a key growth area in years to come”
    HHR have continued to design and improve the WearSheaves with the help of the Tufcot Technical department. As every WearSheave and Oil rig is different due to varying Conductor sizes it has been imperative that Tufcot is able to produce drawings in-house. Another capability that has been developed by Tufcot through 2016.

    OMI North Sea – HHR Client

    “We have noticed a number of extra benefits apart from the protection afforded to the Conductor as they pass through the Guide, this has been the safety to personnel as we no longer have to install chocks of wood using a sledge hammer every few weeks against a Moving Caisson in the north sea the Risk to personnel is greatly reduced. We estimate after two years’ service the amount of wear we have had on the WearSheave™ will be about 10% meaning they should only need replacing every 5 years. The Wear to the caisson’s themselves has been totally arrested.” http://hhrenterprise.co.uk/what-clients-say/

    http://www.tufcot.com/articles/oil-sector-conducto...

  • Tufcot Achieves Lloyds Approval for Pintle & Pintle Rudder Bearings

    Over the last year Tufcot has invested heavily in order to achieve Lloyds approvals for the Marine sector. As of last week, Tufcot is now an approved supplier of Pintle and Pintle Rudder bearings via the Lloyds Register for our grade T100MP.

    ‘This Statement confirms the above named material (T100MP) is entered in the LR list of Approved Synthetic Rudder Bearing Materials – Group 1(B), Provisional Approval, for a maximum bearing pressure of 10N/mm²’ – Lloyds Register Certificate.

    Now Tufcot has this accreditation it will allow our current and new customers to have the confidence to promote the Tufcot material as a material that has achieved accreditation status.

    Below are the key benefits that the accreditation will bring:

    Confidence in the Tufcot brand and the Tufcot material.
    Test figures allowed the approval to be at a maximum pressure of 10N/mm².
    Development of our in-house testing facilities to achieve new accreditations in the Marine sector and other sectors.
    A key promotion of the Tufcot brand
    Offer a stock list of T100MP tubes which will be available for same day delivery at an agreed price
    Rapid turnaround of Marine grade approved Tubes to help vessels during dockings.
    Thankyou, if you have any enquiries please e-mail info@tufcot.com

    http://www.tufcot.com/articles/tufcot-achieves-llo...

  • Tufcot on track to exhibit at “Composites in Rail”

    Tufcot aligns itself with the rail industry’s trade association Rail Alliance in a sector showcase organised by Composites UK.

    http://www.tufcot.co.uk/articles/tufcot-on-track-t...

  • Tufcot looks to develop its international communications strategy

    UK Trade & Investment has been to Tufcot HQ to advise on overcoming language and cultural barriers

    http://www.tufcot.co.uk/articles/tufcot-looks-to-d...

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