Wärtsilä Steersafe is a range of composite bearings developed specifically for rudder and stabilizer applications. Years of research and testing has resulted in the extensive use of Wärtsilä bearings in rudder and steering gear on vessels of all classes.
Wärtsilä thrust bearing solutions are single collar, self-aligning thrust bearings. The bearings have two faces of tilting pads on pivots, and transmit thrust from the shaft to the bearing housing minimising the tilting effect, and reducing stress levels. The standard is for axial loads only, with an option for axial and radial loading.