For High or Low Axial Loads
From fixed profile designs for lightly loaded applications to advanced tilt pad solutions for more demanding, high-load, high-speed applications, Waukesha Bearings offers a wide range of thrust bearings to provide an optimized solution no matter the application.
Combination thrust/journal bearing designs are available for applications with limited axial space.
Tilt Pad Thrust Bearings
Waukesha Bearings tilt pad thrust bearings are specially engineered for reduced power loss, oil flow and pad temperatures, for the most reliable and efficient machine performance. Tilt pad designs may be non-equalizing or self-equalizing with flooded or ‘Directed’ lubrication.
Fixed Profile Thrust Bearings
For applications with low thrust loads, limited space and negligible misalignment, Waukesha Bearings designs and supplies thrust plates with simple or compound taper land faces.
Features and Benefits
Engineers at Waukesha Bearings apply a variety of specialized design features to create custom bearing solutions optimized for superior performance.
Axial Vibration Suppression Technology
Patented technology designed specifically to suppress axial vibration in turbomachinery without sacrificing 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.
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.