With a request to manufacture new product from a customer-provided working sample, we successfully fabricated seven unique tilting pad Babbitt bearings for the oil and gas industry used in a gas turbine. Our new tilting pad journal Babbitt bearings contain thrust faces on both ends, each with two sets of self-leveling rockers. The Babbitt bearings contain base material constructed out of multiple materials; 4142, 1018 HR bar, and 1026 HF steel tubing.

Using SAE 11, ASTM B23-94, Alloy 11 Babbitt material, and CNC machining with special tooling capabilities, these bearings meet (+/-) 0.0005 inch precision tolerance. They are six inches in length, with 7-1/2 inches in outside diameter, and 3-1/2 inches inside diameter.