Mining Bearings


Mining is arguably one of the most demanding operating environments of any industry and will extract the most punishing wear on equipment and their components. Subject to dirty, humid, cold, abrasive and wet conditions, greased bronze bushings traditionally used in mining equipment require regular maintenance. This is not the case with Thordon Bearings. As an ideal replacement for greased bronze bushings, Thordon grease free bushings can be found in countless mining equipment applications; crushers and feeders, skip pivots, centrifuges, chaseblocks, and truck stabilizers. Thordon bearings are a proven solution offering a comprehensive lineup of polymer bearings that continually outperform traditional greased bushings, by significantly reducing associated operating and labour costs. By maintaining stability through heavy shocks with littler wear, Thordon bearings significantly decrease downtime by reducing the frequency of maintaining bushings.

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

  • Performs well in abrasive environments
  • Long wear life, low maintenance, and no need to grease
  • Quick and easy onsite installation and conversion capability
  • Able  to withstand high impact and shock loads

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.

You cannot run the Thordon Bearing Sizing Calculation Program Version 2017, Release 10 without a User Registration Number. Once you have a User Registration Number you can download the Program below and enter it when prompted.

Click here to Request a Bearing Sizing Program User Registration Number

If you have a Bearing Sizing Program User Registration Number, you can download the program here

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  • COSCO Vessel fitted with COMPAC bearings

    COSCO Confirms Thordon Seawater Lubrication for Eight Newbuild General Cargo Ships

    Jun 15, 2021
    COSCO Shipping Specialized Carriers, a subsidiary of China Ocean Shipping Group (COSCO), COSCO Shipping Lines, has confirmed that the eight newbuild multipurpose cargo vessels entrusted to COSCO Shipping Heavy Industry (Dalian) Co. Ltd. will each feature a COMPAC seawater lubricated shaftline arrangement from Thordon Bearings. The scope of supply, to be rolled out in two four-ship batches scheduled for August 2021 and December 2022, includes COMPAC propeller shaft bearings, shaft liners, ThorShield shaft coating, and Thordon’s Water Quality Package.
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  • ThorPlas-Blue installed on Petion

    TZ Industrias and TNG Veracruz Open Mexican Marine Market for Thordon's ThorPlas-Blue

    Jun 07, 2021
    Mexico-based TZ Industrias has replaced the deck machinery bushing aboard the Caroil Transport Marine oil tanker Petion with ThorPlas-Blue, marking Thordon Bearings’ first large commercial vessel project in the country. Thordon’s grease-free material replaced a competitor’s spherical split bearing on the 72,714dwt vessels’ deck crane during a recent drydocking at the TNG Veracruz Shipyard, Mexico’s largest ship repair facility.
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