Flexure Pivot® tilt pad thrust bearings reduce power loss and extend bearing life over a wide range of speeds, loads and temperatures.
The Flexure Pivot tilt pad design forms a converging wedge through flexure of a post support, eliminating pivot wear and high contact stresses associated with point or line contact tilt pads.
The Flexure Pivot post support is customized for each application to provide an optimum wedge ratio at design load conditions, resulting in an increase in the load capacity and a significant reduction in horsepower loss.
- Integrally geared air/process compressors
- Refrigeration compressors
- Integrally geared pumps
- Micro gas turbines