W fenders are designed for use in extreme conditions to absorb excessive shocks. This type of fender is suitable on the bow and stern of tugs, workboats and icebreakers. The grooves on the top of the fender provide extra grip and low pressure.
W - Fenders are made for the most extreme operating conditions. the W-Fender is one of the most successful fenders for tugs in the world today. It has a unique 'open bore' design which makes installation very simple. The flexible legs allow W-Fenders to be curved around most hull shapes.
Features of W fender
Well proven design Gentle contact face High friction for controlled manoeuvres Highly durable with a long, trouble-free service life Sizes from 320mm to 500mm Pre-cut to suit the vessel bow/stern profile Easily curved to fit the hull radius Stock spares often available
W Rubber Fender Applications:
Large harbor tugs – M fender, Tug fender
Bridge and pile protection
W Rubber Fender Installation:
W rubber fenders are relatively not hard to install.
Their attachment is often performed with the help of fixing pins that pass through the standard holes. W fenders are offered in different lengths and can be cut at a specified angle. If the fenders have to be longer than one meter an additional opening for a support strip can be added.