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.

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

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

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