Extending Life

Waukesha Bearings is preventing turbocharger failures and extending equipment life by bringing advanced products and engineering expertise to its partnerships with OEMs.

With a thorough analysis of a turbocharger’s rotordynamics, Waukesha Bearings journal bearing technologies can provide the necessary performance for long life with low vibrations.

Leading Technologies

MLSF® bearings and Flexure Pivot® tilt pad technology have successfully alleviated excessive temperatures and vibrations that could lead to complete turbocharger failure.

The multi-lobe semi-floating bearing dampens vibrations and maintains ideal operating temperatures. Flexure Pivot tilt pads can further improve stability in the space of a fixed profile design.

MLSF Bearings

MLSF bearings in operation exceed 30,000 hours each and counting, surpassing competitor bearings lasting only 500 hours in the same application.

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Flexure Pivot Technology

The integral pad-pivot-retainer design eliminates most manufacturing tolerance stack-up, having a direct impact on the rotor’s stability, critical speed, and synchronous response characteristics.

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