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Tilting pad thrust bearings

To transfer axial loads are used more types of technical solutions.

Steel ring with white metal lining on axial side is used for low load.

Tilting pads thrust bearings are designed to transfer high axial loads with the following advantages:

    • each pad on bearings is free to tilt (create independent hydrodynamic film)
    • reduced power loss
    • suitable for rotation in either direction
    • available in all sizes
    • flooded and directed lubrication is available
    • pads can be supported on bearings or on bearing ring
    • material: standard pads are steel parts with white metal lining

Tilting Pad Thrust Bearings

Contact surface:

  • Designed to include Directed Lubrication which reduces power loss, oil flow and pad temperature.


  • Body of Bearing - Steel S235JR, S355J2+N
  • Segments – Steel S235JR, S355J2+N, C10, C15, 16MnCr5, 34CrNiMo6
  • Contact surfaces of tin or lead based babbit


  • Generators
  • Turbines
  • Gearboxes
  • Compressors
  • Motors
  • Pumps
  • Vertical mills

Design options include hydrostatic jacking for use at start up and run down, holes for temperature sensors

Tilting--Pad-Thrust-BearingTilting Pad Thrust Bearing
Customer: FLENDER, RENK (DE, F)
Application: Gearboxes
Technical information:
Materials: Steel S355J2+N; Tin based babbit



Thrust-bearing-segmentsThrust bearing segments
Customer: FLENDER (DE, CZ)
Application: Vertical mill (low speed engine)
Technical information:
Materials: Steel S235JR, 34CrNiMo6; Lead based babbit



Horizontal Bearing Assemblies

Radial-bearing-with-tilting-thrust-segmentsRadial bearing with tilting thrust segments
Customer: FLENDER, RENK (DE, F)
Application: Gearboxes
Technical information:
Bearing bore: Lemon, 4-lobe
Materials: Steel C10, C15; Tin based babbit



  • Components for thrust bearings
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