The DSEI exhibition is now a regular fixture for R. A. Rodriguez, as a showcase for the company’s high-quality drive line components that are widely used in the defence and aerospace sectors. The show also provides an excellent forum for visitors to tap into the considerable expertise of the R. A. Rodriguez technical team in the field of bearing specification and system design.
The company’s status as sole distributor for KAYDON bearings in the UK, Ireland, Turkey and Scandinavia underpins this know-how. R. A. Rodriguez has represented the interests of this highly respected manufacturer for 43 years, and its good stewardship has now led to the company’s involvement in other burgeoning markets in Europe, such as Turkey.
KAYDON too has a very long history in the defence and aerospace. In 1941, the US Navy sought a supplier of large-bore turntable bearings for warship gun mounts. When no other company would take on the task of producing 50 inch and larger bearings, KAYDON was born. This heritage has made KAYDON the number one choice for many OEMs serving the defence sector.
Central to the KAYDON product programme today is the Reali-Slim range, bearings of choice where space is at a premium and weight needs to be minimised. These bearings are available in both Imperial and metric sizes and in different radial sections up to 1m diameter from stock – larger to order.
Turntable bearings remain a KAYDON speciality, providing optimal economy in a given envelope dimension. Its field-proven designs are widely specified for their significant load-carrying capacity and where precision positioning is critical. The KAYDON HS light profile series is a particularly popular choice from R. A. Rodriguez. It features rectangular cross-sections which extends capacity to size ratio.
R. A. Rodriguez also supplies own-brand turntable bearings that are available in two grades. One is for light duty applications where high accuracy is not a critical factor and the other where a higher order of performance is needed for greater loads. Both are manufactured in high-grade carbon steel or stainless steel and shipped, pre-lubricated and ready for use.
To find out more about drive line components, visit R. A. Rodriguez on Stand no. S4-137, DSEI 2013, 10th – 13th September 2013, ExCeL London, or go to www.rarodriguez.co.uk.