TLM Marine bearings are made of non-asbestos, laminated composite material with solid lubricants and are self-lubricating. The bearings operate in temperatures from -40 to 212F. Features include low moisture absorption, high edge-loading tolerance, and low friction capability. Applications include water-based ones on-shore, for deck machinery, and below the waterline for rudder, stern tube, and stabilizer bearings.
Orkot Inc., 2535 Prairie Rd., Unit D, Euguene, OR 97402, FAX (541) 688-2079.
Unlike industrial robots, which suffered a slight overall slump in 2012, service robots continue to be increasingly in demand. The majority are used for defense, such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs); and agriculture, such as milking robots.
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