Other Industrial Bearing Applications


Thordon bearings are designed to work under the most extreme conditions: abrasive, corrosive, high impact load, high humidity and especially in areas where bushings are difficult to maintain. Thordon polymer bearings have been used in a wide range of industries and various application. With each and every day, we are discovering new and innovative applications in which our bushings succeed in preventing accelerated wear. Some of these applications include linear bearings of a paper cutter, motor scraper elevator found in earth moving equipment, and shaft keeper plates commonly found in the dairy industry. Our materials are fully customizable, self-lubricating, and offer longer bearing wear life than the traditional bearings they replace resulting in improved reliability and reduced life cycle costs.

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

  • Eliminate grease & associated maintenance costs
  • High abrasion resistance
  • Improved vibration/shock absorption
  • Low noise
  • Easy 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 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.

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).

Thordon XL

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XL is a general purpose bearing offering superior performance and has proven to prolong the service life in various applications. Has similar abrasion resistance to SXL.


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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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