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.