Hydrodynamic Fixed or Tilting-Pad Journal Bearings

High-powered industrial machinery utilizes lubricated journal bearings as rotor supports.

Kingsbury designs and manufactures many sizes and styles of hydrodynamic journal bearings. All are engineered to customer specifications and are the result of many years of design refinement and application experience. Properly installed and maintained, Kingsbury hydrodynamic journal bearings can operate indefinitely.

Kingsbury's hydrodynamic journal bearings are available in fixed profile styles or tilting pad designs, and operate with flooded lubrication or directed lubrication systems. Our hydrodynamic journal technology is utilized in high-speed turbine bearing, generator, pump, compressor and gear drive applications for power generation, oil and gas, and general industry.

 

Directed Lubrication Journal
Rotating equipment is evolving and so are Kingsbury’s directed lubrication journal bearings.
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Flooded Lubrication Journal
Over the years, Kingsbury engineers have refined our tilting pad journal bearings to increase performance and enhance operating stability.
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Fixed Profile Journal
Kingsbury offers a standard line of plain journal fixed profile bearings in addition to our proven tilting pad design.
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Journal Bearings
     Directed Lubrication
        - LEG
        - BPG
     Flooded Lubrication
     Fixed Profile
  

Kingsbury Technical* Articles:

FA Study of Parameters that Affect Pivoted Shoe Journal Bearing Performance

Test Results Comparing the Effect of Reverse Rotation on Offset Pivot Journal Bearing Pad Temperatures



Testing, Analysis, and CFD modeling of a Profiled Leading Edge Groove Tilting Pad Journal Bearing

*Kingsbury, co-inventor of the tilting pad bearing, maintains its technical leadership in tilting pad bearings by continuing research.