Modular Thrust Bearings
The M – Series thrust bearing is a non-equalising, modular design of tilt pad thrust bearing assembly. It consists of a precision machined and ground retaining ring, steel backed tilting thrust pads and retaining screws. Thrust bearings can be supplied with an optional spacer plate and shim pack.
The product range, being modular can be offered over a wide range of sizes and utilises 6, 8, 11 or 14 thrust pads in each assembly. The assembly can be supplied split or made from a one piece retaining ring.
Typically bearings are supplied for use in both directions of rotation utilising centre pivoted thrust pads. Higher load capacity can be achieved using offset pivots and making the bearing assembly uni-directional.
The M series thrust bearing can be manufactured by KCEB for shaft diameters from 75mm (3”) up to 500mm (20”). For any custom design requirements or specialised application our designers can provide custom made solutions for your requirements, backed up by our performance analysis service.
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Slots around the retaining ring around for good oil flow through the bearing and good cooling characteristics. For low loss applications the pad retaining screws can be modified into oil nozzles and the retaining ring modified to accept direct lubrication ports.
KCEB can offer bearings either machined ready for thermal sensor installation or we can supply bearings already fitted with thermal sensors to suit your requirements.
We can provide a full oil film performance analysis for your application based on parameters such as speed, load and lubricant type to verify safe operation of the bearing.
All Assemblies available with the following backing material