White/Babbitt Metal Bearings

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Journal Bearings

These bearings are made to withstand radial loads like those found in spindles and shafts. They serve to lessen friction and wear and typically consist of a cylindrical bearing surface that encircles the shaft. The bearing supports the shaft, lowers friction, and permits free rotation of the shaft.
Falcon Group can provide various types of Journal Bearings like

  • Plain journal (Solid / Sleeve / Cylindrical) bearing
  • Multi-lobe journal bearing
  • Elliptical (lemon bore) journal bearing
  • Spherical journal bearing
  • Opposite offset journal bearing
  • Tilt pad bearings
  • Insulated generator bearing

Thrust Bearings

These are bearings made specially to withstand axial loads, like those seen in pumps and turbines. To support the load, they are often built with a thicker bearing surface on one side. Thrust bearings are frequently employed in a variety of equipment, including pumps, generators, and compressors, as well as in cars, planes, and large machinery like cranes and excavators. They support the axial load on rotating shafts in gearboxes, turbines, and other power transmission systems.
Falcon Group manufactures and supplies the following types of Thrust Bearings:

  • Fixed Geometry Thrust Bearings
  • Tilt pad thrust bearings
  • Self-leveling thrust bearings
  • Active thrust bearings
  • Inactive thrust bearing

Labyrinth Seals & Oil Deflectors

White/Babbitt metal bearing accessories include various components that are used in conjunction with white/babbitt metal bearings to improve their performance and extend their lifespan.
Oil deflectors, also known as oil baffles, are plates or barriers that are installed in the bearing housing to control the flow of lubricating oil and prevent it from being thrown out of the bearing housing by the rotating shaft. They help to maintain a consistent oil film on the bearings and reduce oil consumption.
Labyrinth seals are another type of white/babbitt metal bearing accessory. They are used to prevent contamination and the ingress of foreign materials, such as dust and debris, from entering the bearing area. Labyrinth seals consist of a series of closely spaced ridges or vanes that form a barrier, creating a complex and winding path for the contaminants to travel through.

This makes it difficult for the contaminants to penetrate the bearing area, protecting the bearing and the surrounding components from damage.
Both Oil deflectors and labyrinth seals are used in a variety of heavy-duty industrial and commercial applications and are critical in ensuring that white/babbitt metal bearings perform at their best and have a long lifespan. They are commonly used in machines like pumps, turbines, compressors, and generators which are critical to the operation of many industrial processes.


Resistance Temperature Detectors (RTD)

Falcon can assist you in your requirements of high-quality RTDs and thermocouples for the white/babbitt metal bearing industry. We have a wide network of suppliers whom we regulary source RTDs and Thermocouples that are tailored to the specific needs and requirements of your applications. Our RTDs are designed to measure the temperature with precision and accuracy. They are available in a variety of styles and configurations to meet the needs of different applications. All of our RTDs are manufactured to the highest standards and are backed by our industry-standard warranty.