Hydro Tech also engineers, designs, and manufactures babbitt bearings. This includes thrust bearings, guide bearings, and journal bearings. We can also perform rebabbitting services to meet any standard. Able to reduce operating temperatures, increase reliability, and increase thrust load capabilities, Hydro Tech has been 100% successful in all projects to date.
As we are able to retrofit within current thrust bearing pots, Hydro Tech’s PTFE and babbitt bearing conversions provide our customers with:
- Increased load capacity (unit plus hydraulic thrust) of at least 100% in most situations.
- Lowered friction and running temperatures; and increased durability of units.
- Prevention of failures during adverse operating conditions.
Water bearings are also a key product of Hydro Tech. We can design new water bearings, convert oil bearings to water bearings, or convert water bearings to oil bearings. Hydro Tech has experience with many different types of water bearing materials. Approximately 50% of our bearings are designed with Lignum Vitae material.
Bearing auxiliary systems such as High Pressure Oil Lift (HPOL) can also be designed, manufactured, and installed by Hydro Tech.
If only bearing parts are required, this can also be completed. Items such as runner plates or thrust springs are designed and manufactured on a continuous basis at Hydro Tech.