Robust Bearing Material
Hidrax HT bearings feature hard ceramic or ceramic-metallic composite (cermet) materials that can retain their surface hardness at oil bath temperatures of 300°C (572°F) and higher. The rated unit load of the Hidrax HT thrust bearing is 8 MPa (1160 psi).
The design uses the well-proven Hidrax platform, with durable ceramic/cermet lining on the tilting pads and the thrust collar.
The superior strength and hardness of ceramic/cermet materials also provide the ability to crush abrasive debris that may enter the system through damage to a mechanical seal or contamination of the lubricating oil.