RODS AND SPHERICAL BEARINGS
GMT-Spherical bearings are structural elements. Their inner ball is firmly connected to the outer metal by means of a vulcanized elastomer layer. Such joints are designed for multi-directional radial-axial and torsional loads and, therefore, ideal as vibration-technological components for joints and connecting rods. One major advantage is the fact that all movements can be achieved without any lubricants. GMT-Spherical bearings can be made up of an inner pin/through hole as well as of an outer socket consisting of one or several segments.
STEERING RODS AND TRANSVERSE LINKS
Steering rods and transverse links ensure power transmission in bogie/chassis construction. Torque supports are used for bedding of gearbox. GMT-Rods consists of several components. Rubber-to-metalbonded bushes are pressed in the guiding rod. A guiding rod is positioned between wheelset housing and bogie frame. A guiding rod ensures transfer of longitudinal forces and transverse forces (for example tractive force, braking force of locomotives as well as automatic guidance forces).