Bearings Products

Trailing Edge Cooling Technology

Gary Parr | June 22, 2017

The company has patented its trailing edge cooling technology that increases heat transfer in tilting-pad bearings to expand bearing operating limits. The design features grooves in the trailing edge face of the tilting pad and a spray bar adjacent to the trailing edge to deliver cooling flow. The grooves in the trailing edge face increase the surface area and allow the lubricant to penetrate deeper into the pad for greater cooling effect. The flow supplied to the trailing edge is a portion of the flow already being supplied to lubricate the bearing for hydrodynamic operation.

Waukesha Bearings
Pewaukee, WI
waukeshabearings.com

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