News & Events

Press Release

Dover Precision Components Expands Its TruTech High Performance Materials Portfolio

January 7th, 2021


TruTech™ materials deliver the latest advances in polymer science to enhance the performance and reliability of critical components in rotating and reciprocating machinery.
Conference

Waukesha Bearings to Present at ASME Turbo Expo Virtual Conference

September 9th, 2020


Waukesha Bearings will present "Experimental Investigation and Numerical Modelling of a Large Heavily-Loaded Tilting Pad Journal Bearing With Polymer Lined Pads."
Press Release

Dover Precision Components Takes Occupancy of New Innovation Lab

August 18th, 2020


The company's fluid film bearing and reciprocating compressor component test rigs get a new home in Houston.
Press Release

L.A. Turbine Commissions First ARES AMB Turboexpander-Compressor at New Bakken Shale NGL Plant

November 21st, 2019


Designed for a plant flow rate of 200MMSCFD, the ARES AMB Turboexpander-Compressor machine features the industry’s first skid-mounted AMB controller and PLC design.
Press Release

Dover Precision Components Brands Get a Fresh New Online Look

October 30th, 2019


Improved online resources are now available for rotating and reciprocating equipment engineers and operators. Our new websites provide an enhanced user experience and expand the technical know-how available to the industry.
Press Release

Dover Precision Components Breaks Ground on Houston Innovation Lab

October 28th, 2019


Technology leadership is at the core of Dover Precision Components, and this capital investment represents an ongoing commitment to research and development.
Press Release

L.A. Turbine Ships ARES AMB Turboexpander-Compressor

March 27th, 2019


L.A. Turbine today announced the shipment of its first ARES Active Magnetic Bearing (AMB) Turboexpander-Compressor, featuring an exclusive skid-mounted AMB controller and PLC design, to a new processing plant located in the Bakken Shale Play of North Dakota.
Article

Dover Precision Components Aims to Leverage Collective Expertise

September 25th, 2018


In the Sept 2018 issue of Gas Compression Magazine, Dover Precision Components President Marcell Ulrichs discusses the new operating company and the outlook for the gas compression industry.
Press Release

L.A. Turbine Releases ARES AMB Turboexpander-Compressor with Industry’s First Skid-Mounted AMB Controller

July 13th, 2018


L.A. Turbine today announced the release of the first ARES Active Magnetic Bearing (AMB) turboexpander-compressor designed for a 200MMSCFD gas processing plant.
Press Release

Dover Precision Components Supplies Reliability and Efficiency

May 31st, 2018


To leverage their collective strength and heritage, Cook Compression, Inpro/Seal, Waukesha Bearings and Bearings Plus have formed the newly named Dover Precision Components operating company.

Three 5-axis Magnetic Bearing Controllers, One Cabinet


In January 2017, a new active magnetic bearing-supported motor compressor went into production use at a natural gas pumping station in Japan.
Conference

Waukesha Bearings Co-authors Paper with Ansaldo Energia for 62nd ASME Turbo Expo

June 19th, 2017


The joint paper is titled "A System Integration Approach for Heavy-Duty Gas Turbine Upgrades Using Improved Rotor Thrust Predictions and Application of Advanced Thrust Bearing Designs."
Company Event

Waukesha Bearings Takes 2nd Place at Dover Kaizen Fair

June 7th, 2017


For three days in May, teams from around the world gathered in The Woodlands, Texas, (outside of Houston) to share their continuous improvement successes and compete for top honors at the Dover Kaizen Fair.
Article

The Expanding Universe of Fluid Film Bearing Materials

February 6th, 2017


To meet the widening range of application requirements and operating conditions for high-performing rotating equipment, advances in fluid film bearing materials give differing emphasis to ideal characteristics.
Press Release, Product Announcement

Waukesha Bearings Patents Trailing Edge Cooling

February 1st, 2017


Waukesha Bearings has secured a patent for its innovative trailing edge cooling technology, which increases heat transfer in tilting pad bearings to expand bearing operating limits.
Article

Efficient Balancing of Active Magnetic Bearing-Supported Rotors

June 29th, 2016


Shafts of high-performing rotating equipment experience a certain mass unbalance distribution resulting from manufacturing tolerances, component assembly and material nonhomogeneities. [...]
Article

Bearing Business

May 19th, 2016


Materials and design affect the life of a bearing, so know what types are best for what scenarios. Chief Engineer Barry Blair discusses key points in the May 2016 issue of Processing magazine.
Article

May the Magnetic Force Be With You

January 27th, 2016


Magnetic bearings installed at Europe's largest natural gas field have resulted in 99.9% availability. Richard Shultz discusses the application, the operating principles of magnetic bearings, and magnetic bearing system design considerations.
Article

Damping for Increased Stability

December 2nd, 2015


Damping decreases vibrations by removing energy through resistance to motion. For rotating equipment, damping is necessary to control vibrations and prevent them from damaging the rotor, bearings or other components in the machine.
Article

New Bearing Designs Meet Demands for Extended Pump Operating Life

March 16th, 2015


Developments toward longer pump life and increased productivity are creating a chain reaction of demands, innovations and improvements. Chief Engineer Barry Blair discusses bearing developments for electric submersible pumps, subsea pumps and traditional oil-lubricated pumps.
Article

Advanced Bearing Technology Eliminates Subsynchronous Steam Turbine Vibrations

March 5th, 2015


For one of its power generation customers in Scandinavia, Doosan Škoda Power engineered a 46 MW steam turbine as part of a combined cycle system for generation of electricity as well as heat recovery. [...]
Conference, Press Release

Waukesha Magnetic Bearings to Present at MaintCon 2014 in Bahrain

October 27th, 2014


Richard R. Shultz will discuss Bearing System Reliability and Availability, including consideration of a magnetic bearing system for an enhanced oil recovery (EOR) motor compressor.
Article

Canned Magnetic Bearings Prove Cost-Effective

October 15th, 2014


In 2002, a leading oil and gas customer approached Waukesha Magnetic Bearings with the challenge of developing a bearing for a hermetically sealed integral motor compressor.
Press Release, Product Announcement

Waukesha Bearings Introduces Tilt Pad Thrust Bearings for High-Temp ESPs

October 13th, 2014


At the 2014 Pump & Turbomachinery Symposia, Waukesha Bearings featured its new Hidrax® HT thrust bearing for high-temperature electric submersible pumps (ESPs).
Article

Magnetic Bearings and Their Need for Speed (Sensors)

September 15th, 2014


Richard Jayawant and Roy Leung look at the role of the rotational speed sensor in an active magnetic bearing (AMB) system.
Press Release, Video

New Video Highlights Company’s Commitment to Market Leadership

August 11th, 2014


Waukesha Bearings Corporation, a global leader in the design and manufacture of oil- and process-lubricated engineered fluid film bearings, is pleased to announce the release of a new corporate video.
Article

Reducing Spiral Vibration on a Genset

August 8th, 2014


An Alstom 450MVA hydrogen-cooled generator operating at 3,600 rev/min and equipped with a brush gear unit showed spiral vibration with a forward rotating unbalance vector.
Article

Canned Magnetic Bearings Minimize Corrosion in Oil & Gas Processing

August 1st, 2014


Safely immerse motor compressors in process gas without risking costly damage. Article by Richard Shultz, as published in the August 2014 issue of Pumps & Systems.
Conference, Press Release

Waukesha Magnetic Bearings General Manager to Deliver Keynote at ISMB14

July 30th, 2014


Waukesha Magnetic Bearings will deliver a keynote address on “Industrialisation Trends for Active Magnetic Bearings in the Turbomachinery Industry" at the 14th International Symposium on Magnetic Bearings (ISMB14).
Conference, Press Release

ISFD Paper Presented at ASME Turbo Expo

May 19th, 2014


Waukesha Bearings is proud to offer a presentation on the integral squeeze film damper (ISFD) at the 2014 ASME Turbo Expo. The presentation discusses experimental tests and analytical results focused on stabilizing a utility steam turbine experiencing subsynchronous rotordynamic instability.
Article

Active Magnetic Bearings Provide Harsh Conditions Solution

May 15th, 2014


A Russian oil & gas company produces a compressor station to maximize pipeline capacity and utilizes Waukesha Magnetic Bearings systems to achieve savings in energy, ecology and total cost of ownership.
Press Release, Product Announcement

Automated Commissioning System Outperforms Hands-on Commissioning Procedures

May 7th, 2014


Automated Commissioning offers the skill and expertise of an experienced magnetic bearing engineer condensed and conveniently packaged into a toolkit of intelligent programs.
Press Release, Product Announcement

MLSF Bearings Provide Longer Life, Low Maintenance, Minimal Downtime

April 14th, 2014


Waukesha Bearings is proud to announce the availability of MLSF® bearings, which improve stability and reliability compared to conventional floating ring bearings.
Article

Bearings Reduce Spiral Vibration on Turbo-generators

November 6th, 2013


With the industry trending toward improved efficiency, in both new and existing equipment, higher demands are placed on the equipment and the bearings.
News & Events

Dover Exec Dishes on New Pearland Manufacturing Plans

October 29th, 2013


Dover Corp.’s energy division just broke ground on a new 150,000-square-foot manufacturing and office building in Pearland, and Cook Compression President Frank Wierengo breaks down the details about what will happen at the new location.
Press Release

Grand Opening in Suzhou, China

October 24th, 2012


With 15 years of sales presence in China, coupled with global expansion initiatives, the manufacturing plant in Suzhou, China opened on October 24, 2012.
Article

Have a Pump, Motor, Generator, Turbine, Compressor or Gearbox? There’s a Bearing for That!

October 1st, 2012


Waukesha Bearings is known internationally for its capabilities, technology, size and application experience in the rotating (turbo) equipment industry. [...]
Article

Executive Outlook 2012: The Regaining of a Home-Court Advantage

August 16th, 2012


Jay Burnette, President of Waukesha Bearings Corporation, shared his outlook with Maintenance Technology magazine: The “offshoring” of U.S. manufacturing has been going ...
Press Release

Waukesha Bearings Acquires KMC and Bearings Plus

November 24th, 2010


Waukesha Bearings Corporation announced today that it has acquired KMC, Inc. and Bearings Plus, Inc., leaders in the design, analysis and manufacturing of engineered fluid film bearings and seals.
Article

The Attraction of Magnetic Bearings for End Users

August 1st, 2010


In the August 2010 issue of International Oil & Gas Engineer, Waukesha Magnetic Bearings looks at a solution that turns most aspects of magnetic bearing commissioning and machine troubleshooting over to the OEM and end-user.
Article

Advanced Bearing Materials for Process Lubricated Systems

May 1st, 2010


Pump manufacturers are increasingly asked to deliver more with less; they need to handle increased loads with improved system efficiency but reduce envelope, environmental impact and total system cost.
Article

Next-Generation Bearing Technology for Gas-Fired Power Stations

May 1st, 2010


In the May 2010 issue of International Power Engineer, Jessica Whelan and Richard Livermore-Hardy look at large tilting pad radial bearings designed to further improve safety margins.
Press Release

Waukesha Bearings Acquires Inpro/Seal Company

January 5th, 2010


Waukesha Bearings acquired Inpro/Seal Company, the leading designer and manufacturer of bearing isolator technologies, effective December 30, 2009. Inpro/Seal is based in Rock Island, Illinois.
Article

Ramping Up Magnetic Bearing Use

November 30th, 2009


In a follow-up to his article on the "Diffusion of Magnetic Bearings", Mike Swann discusses how the remote connectivity capabilities of Waukesha Magnetic Bearings digital control technology [...]
Article

Diffusion of Magnetic Bearings

September 1st, 2009


In the Sept/Oct 2009 issue of Turbomachinery International, Waukesha Magnetic Bearings discusses the adoption and development of magnetic bearings.
Press Release, Product Announcement

Waukesha Magnetic Bearings Expands Product Offering

August 24th, 2009


Waukesha Magnetic Bearings announced today an expansion of its active magnetic bearing digital controller product line.
Article

Bearing Design Reduces Performance Variability

August 1st, 2009


Tight-tolerance tilt pad journal bearings provide increased stability in high speed turbomachinery equipment. [...]
Press Release

Waukesha Bearings Extends Global Presence in Russia

July 25th, 2007


US-based Waukesha Bearings Corporation and Russian-based state owned enterprise VNIIEM have finalized a long-term strategic alliance agreement.
Article

Moving Into Larger Machines

September 1st, 2006


Magnetic bearings are a mature technology with extensive references and industry standards that ensure reliable operation. [...]
Article

Polymers Enhance Design of Hydrodynamic Bearings

January 11th, 2005


Polymer materials can be applied in a number of ways to enhance the capability of hydrodynamic bearings. The commonest use is to increase the temperature capability of the bearing to handle higher process temperatures.
Article

Plain Bearing Options for Pumps

June 1st, 2002


In the June 2002 issue of World Pumps, Waukesha Bearings considers how factors such as operating temperature, load and lubricant influence the choice of bearing material.