Lock and Gate Bearings


Lock and gate applications are continuously exposed to tough, abrasive conditions requiring a full form bushing that can operate in high pressure environments. As an ideal replacement for greased bronze, brass and phenolic bushings, Thordon grease free bushings can be found in numerous lock and gate applications including lift gates, tainter gates, and roller gates to name a few. Thordon bearings provide a grease-free solution, designed to endure harsh operating conditions and extend the operating life of lock and gate components and equipment.

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

  • Eliminate grease & associated maintenance costs
  • High abrasive resistance
  • Improved vibration/shock absorption
  • Easily machining and installation

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.

HPSXL TRAXL

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HPSXL (grey) is designed for higher pressure applications as the bearing component in HPSXL TRAXL bearings (HPSXL bonded in a metallic shell).


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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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