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Vertical Assemblies

With more than 40 years of proven service, Waukesha Bearings vertical assemblies are available in a wide range of sizes and include a variety of innovative design options, including various cooling arrangements, electrical insulation, hydrostatic lift provisions and instrumentation.

Proven designs range from large combination thrust and journal bearings for motor-driven reactor coolant pumps used in nuclear power stations, to small, self-contained air-cooled units for LNG pumps. Whatever the application, Waukesha Bearings customizes the solution for optimum performance. 

Features and Benefits

Waukesha Bearings applies a variety of specialized design features to customize vertical bearing solutions to application conditions and the required performance parameters.

  • Center pivot pads for bi-directional shaft rotation
  • Air, fan, water or forced lubrication cooling
  • Hydrostatic lift to accommodate high load at start-up and to assist in assembly and inspection
  • Temperature, load cell and vibration instrumentation 
  • Electrical insulation to protect bearings in motor/generator applications
  • Corrosion resistant materials

Contact Waukesha Bearings today to discuss your performance requirements.


  • Vertical pumps, including:
    • Condensate extraction pumps
    • Cooling water pumps
    • Vertical turbine pumps
    • Wet/dry pit pumps
  • Motors
  • Generators