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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    Thordon Bearings has registered an upswing in the number of historic passenger vessels operating on European waterways with water lubricated propeller shaft bearings as a way of further protecting those waterways from oil and grease pollution. A number of operators have already converted from oil-lubricated brass bushings to water lubricated propeller shaft bearings as a way of meeting stringent European environmental regulations.
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    Sep 08, 2021
    Thordon Bearings has praised the government’s Innovation Solutions Canada initiative for encouraging more of the country’s entrepreneurs, innovators and manufacturers to design solutions in support of Transport Canada’s Ocean Protection Plan. “For companies developing environmentally sustainable maritime solutions the program is a real benefit. Had it not been for the partnership between the Federal Government, Thordon, and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Thordon SeaThigor seal development would have undoubtedly taken much longer to materialize,”
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