Transportation Bearings


Traditional transportation bushings require regular maintenance as a result of wet and dirty conditions. Transportation bushings that require grease are at risk of failure caused by lack of grease or pinched lines causing dirt to adhere to the grease, accelerating the wear. This is not the case with Thordon bearings. As an ideal replacement for greased bronze and aluminum bushings Thordon grease free bushings can be found in numerous transportation applications, from railroad bridges and trolley buses to truck and tractor pivot points. A proven solution, Thordon SXL and ThorPlas grades have internal lubricants formulated throughout the homogeneous material providing a grease-free and dry operation. This leads to a prolonged service life increasing productivity by reducing downtime.

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

  • Low operating friction
  • High resilience and impact resistance
  • Long wear life
  • High abrasion resistance

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.

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).


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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.

Request Bearing Sizing Program User Registration Number

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

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    Jul 17, 2018
    Thordon Bearings is gaining considerable traction in the global mining sector with its Thor-Flex seal in pneumatic cylinder applications. One recent success story is the replacement of conventional rubber seals on 28 pneumatic cylinders which had been sent for refurbishment to RMH Industries, Thordon’s authorized distributor in Quebec, Canada.
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    ThorPlas-White Bearings, NSF Certified for safe and sanitary use in food and water handling processes

    Dec 24, 2014
    (Burlington, Canada) Thordon Bearings Inc. has announced the addition of ThorPlas-White to its line of high performance, non-metallic bearings. ThorPlas-White has been specifically developed by Thordon’s New Product Development team for bearing or wear pad usage in the treatment and distribution of drinking water as well as for use in the construction of food processing equipment.
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