The Rubber Design Compact Thrust Block CTB is an addition to the existing thrust bearing range. The CTB has been developed for compact dimensions in combination with our SMART-LINK coupling. A separate thrust block allows for an optimum flexible mounting system of engine and gearbox (close coupled) leading to the best results for noise and vibration isolation of the propulsion system.
Our Compact Thrust bearing Block is based on a spherical design. This gives the thrust bearing block the opportunity to adjust if there is any angular misalignment. This misalignment can occur during operation of the propeller shaft line. Also by alignment on board the ship this pherical design allows some more misalignment between shaft and housing. The design allows till an adjustment angle of 5°.