Thrust Plates

For applications with low thrust loads, limited space and negligible misalignment, Bearings Plus designs and supplies thrust plates with simple or compound taper land faces.

Depending on size and predicted bearing temperatures under the designed load and oil viscosity, thrust plate bearing materials can include babbitt, copper, bronze and polymer.

Compound taper thrust bearing in combination with a tilt pad journal bearing

Simple Versus Compound Taper

A simple taper design, incorporating a straight tapered region on the thrust surface, provides more load capacity than a smooth thrust surface.

A compound taper design has taper in more than one direction and offers a higher load capacity than the simple taper design.

Technical Data

  • Sizes to over 910 mm (36″)
  • Surface speeds up to 60 m/sec (200 ft/sec)
  • Unit loads up to 2.4 MPa (350 psi)
  • Flat land and taper land

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