Forestry and Pulp & Paper Bearings


The forestry and pulp and paper industry are conducive to harsh environments for greased bushings, producing a lot of dust and heat causing traditional bushings to frequently fail. This is not the case with Thordon polymer bearings. As an ideal replacement for greased bushings and roller bearings, Thordon grease free bushings can be found in numerous forestry and pulp & paper applications, including dewatering machines, lumbing sorting equipment and de-barking drums to name a few. Thordon bearings are a proven solution that increases the mean time between failures (MTBF), and as a result will significantly reduce maintenance costs and down time.

Use the Material Selection Guides below to determine which Thordon bearing grade is best for your application.

  • Eliminate grease & associated maintenance costs
  • Improved vibration /shock absorption
  • Improved reliability - reduced downtime costs
  • High abrasion resistance

ThorPlas-Blue

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Thordon ThorPlas-Blue is a homogeneous lifetime lubricated material developed by Thordon specifically as a full form high pressure bearing.

Thordon SXL

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Thordon SXL has excellent dry start capability and a low coefficient of friction for long bearing wear life.

Composite (GM2401)

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Thordon Composite (yellow shell, black wear surface is GM2401) is a two-component bearing formulated specifically for use in very abrasive environments. Composite is stiffer and has at least twice the abrasion resistance of rubber.

PT80

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Thordon PT80 has excellent mechanical property retention with operating temperature limits of 80°C (176°F). Wear characteristics include high abrasion resistance and a low coefficient of friction.


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Design

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The final (fully finished) sizing of a Thordon elastomer or ThorPlas bearing can be determined by using the Thordon Bearing Sizing Calculation Program.

To download the Thordon Bearing Sizing Calculation Program Version 2017, Release 10, a user registration is required.

Request Bearing Sizing Program User Registration Number

Download Bearing Sizing Calculation Program (2.2 MB) Version 2017, Release 10

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