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Simplex FlexiTube and SternTube

FlexiTube
With Simplex FlexiTube and SternTube, SKF Marine offers precision technology in a complete package solution including sterntube bushes, patented sealing packages and installation supervision.

These products facilitate rapid and exact installation under the supervision of our skilled personnel as well as easier maintenance and lower maintenance costs when the ship is in operation. For designing a customized sterntube solution, SKF Marine only needs to know the type of hull, the sterntube length and the diameter of the propeller shaft. The Simplex FlexiTube and SternTube are suitable for all types and sizes of vessels.

Benefits:
  • A complete sterntube installation in less than 8 hours
  • Stress free installation due to the flexible forward end
  • Customised design
  • Turnkey solution ready for installation
  • Simple and precise installation
  • Simple and efficient cooling
  • Low wear on bearings, hull and shaft seals
  • Low and easy maintenance from within the engine room
  • Easily replaceable bearings
  • Low consumption of sterntube oil due to the optimised design
  • Compensation of mechanical deviations
  • Type approved by classification societies
  • Both solutions are available for vessels without shaft strut as well as for vessels with one or two shaft struts.
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