DRIE-D Mechanical Motion

Bogie bearings for cranes

In the demanding world of crane operation, efficiency and durability are key. That is where our innovative bogie bearings with D-glide® come into play. Drawing from our extensive experience with container handling equipment as well as with hinges and bogies on offshore and dredging vessels, such as spud guides, we apply similar principles to enhance the performance and longevity of crane bogie bearings. D-glide® is renowned for its exceptional wear resistance and low friction values, ensuring smooth operation and a prolonged service life.

Think different

Reliable and durable

At DRIE-D, our vision is to revolutionize the way crane bogie bearings function. Utilizing the unique properties of D-glide®, we focus on three core aspects: durability, reliability, and efficiency. Our bogie bearings are not just components; they are integral parts of a more efficient and reliable crane’s mechanical system. The D-glide® material plays a crucial role in this, offering unmatched wear resistance and reducing or even omitting the need for frequent maintenance. This vision is not just about improving individual components but redefining the performance standards of the entire crane mechanism.

D-glide® Composite

Smooth solutions for rough challenges

Our specially developed durable D-glide® composite bearing material (often called FRP) allows for technical opportunities that exceed those of all traditional bearings. For this type of application the D-glide® grade with the highest abbrasive wear resistance is used, D-glide® FC.

When it comes to selecting the right material for bogie bearings, D-glide® FC stands out for several reasons. First and foremost, its exceptional wear resistance ensures a longer lifespan, even under the most challenging conditions. Additionally, D-glide® FC’s low friction coefficient ensures smoothest operations without or with lubrication. The unique ability of D-glide® FC to polish the counter face, even when made of carbon steel, is a testament to its superior performance. This feature not only enhances operational smoothness but it also means that the performance of D-glide® bogie even further improves over time.

D-glide® composite material has ultra low friction values, is extremely wear resistant and can operate maintenance free.

Benefits of Bogie Bearings with D-glide®

Creating new limits

The integration of D-glide into bogie bearings offers a multitude of benefits that significantly enhance the performance and reliability of crane systems.

These benefits collectively make bogie bearings with D-glide® an exceptional choice for enhancing the functionality and longevity of crane systems.

Sustainable & Innovation

Paving the way forward

Embracing sustainability while driving innovation is at the heart of integrating D-glide® into bogie bearings. Our approach focuses on creating solutions that not only advance the technical capabilities of cranes but also contribute positively to environmental sustainability. The use of D-glide® significantly reduces the need for lubrication, which in turn decreases the environmental impact associated with grease and oil usage. This is a crucial step towards more eco-friendly crane operations. Moreover, the enhanced durability and reduced wear afforded by D-glide® mean fewer replacements and less waste over the lifetime of the equipment. By increasing the efficiency and reducing the energy consumption of crane operations, we are also contributing to lower carbon footprints. This aligns with the growing global emphasis on sustainable industrial practices.

Take the next step

Your success, our expertise

You’re on the brink of a maritime performance revolution. But why stop at just reading about the benefits of D-glide®? Our engineers at DRIE-D are at the ready to discuss your unique challenges and provide tailor-made solutions that exceed your expectations. Change not just the way your equipment operates, but also the way you think about possibilities. Reach out to the DRIE-D team and discover what true innovation can mean for you. Contact us engineer@drie-d.com of call at +3110 – 31340720.