Directed Lubrication Thrust Bearings

As rotating equipment evolves, so do Kingsbury's directed lubrication bearing products.

These bearings direct oil from an opening in the base ring, to the leading edge of the shoes, and onto the moving surfaces of the bearing. With this method, just enough oil is applied to enable the bearing to run smoothly. The key benefits of directed lubrication technology are:

  • Reliable operation with lower oil flow requirements
  • Dramatically reduced bearing power losses
  • Much lower operating temperatures
  • Significantly increased load capacity

LEG
Leading Edge Groove (LEG) lubrication technology revolutionized the hydrodynamic bearing industry when we introduced it in 1984 and it continues to be our premier directed lubrication bearing technology.
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Slimline
The LEG Slimline low-profile bearing is an equalizing thrust bearing that incorporates the attributes of our standard LEG product in a slender design.
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KingCole
In 1994, Kingsbury teamed up with Coleherne, one of Europe's most successful bearing service providers, to create the KingCole bearing, a significant advance in bearing technology.
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Thrust Bearings
     Directed Lubrication
        - LEG
        - SlimLine
        - KingCole
     Flooded Lubrication
        - EQH
        - VK
        - NE
     Advanced Materials
     Fixed Profile
  




Kingsbury Technical* Articles:
Thrust Bearings at High Operating Speeds

Evaluating Thrust Bearing Operating Temperatures

Study of Thermal Characteristics

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