Tilt Pad and Fixed Profile Designs
Waukesha Bearings has the most extensive range of journal bearings in the industry, with designs from less than 25 mm (1″) to more than 750 mm (30″) in diameter, available in a wide variety of fixed profile (sleeve) and tilting pad configurations.
Combination journal/thrust bearing designs are available for applications with limited axial space.
Engineers at Waukesha Bearings work collaboratively with customers to understand the performance expectations and operating conditions of the bearing and then provide a high-performing solution, manufactured to the highest quality standards in the industry.
Turbomachinery OEMs rely on Waukesha Bearings to deliver the right solution. From small, high speed turbochargers to the world’s largest gas turbine, Waukesha Bearings delivers.
Fixed Profile Journal Bearings
Through bore profiles, lubrication methods and material selection, Waukesha Bearings medium and thick wall journal bearings can be configured to application-specific performance requirements.
Features and Benefits
Engineers at Waukesha Bearings apply a variety of specialized design features to create custom radial bearing solutions optimized for superior performance.
Intro to Bearing Materials
The selection of the bearing materials plays a significant role in the performance of fluid film bearings. Load, speed, operating temperature, insulation requirements, and lubricant type and cleanliness may all play into the material choice.
Download our “Introduction to Fluid Film Bearing Materials” for an overview of material characteristics, benefits and limitations in fluid film bearing use.