Sewage and Wastewater Bearings


Sewage and wastewater can be a tough environment for bushings, to say the least. Traditional bushings that continuously operate in these dirty, abrasive laden liquid conditions, will often see premature wear leading to a short bearing life. This is not the case with Thordon bearings. As an ideal replacement for greased iron, greased bronze and phenolic bushings, as well as roller bearings, Thordon grease free bushings can be found in a number of applications including pumps, conveyors, screens, drums, flocculators, aerators and grit tanks. Thordon sewage and wastewater bearing grades were specifically developed and engineered to improve the reliability and performance of equipment operating in these harsh conditions. An improvement in bearing performance can significantly reduce maintenance costs and related down time compared to traditional bearing solutions.

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

  • Eliminate grease & associated maintenance costs
  • High abrasion 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.

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 high operating temperature limits of 80°C (176°F). Wear characteristics include high abrasion resistance and a low coefficient of friction.

Thordon Regular

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Thordon Regular is designed for higher pressure applications...

Thor-Flex

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Thor-Flex offers a wide range of materials from standard rods, tubes and sheets to engineered bridge pad elements, performance automotive bushings, abrasive resistant liners and much more.




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