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Bearing Lift

New bearings for hydro generation and marine propulsion.

Thrust Bearings for Kaplan, Francis & Pelton Turbines. Lignum Vitae bearings for marine propulsion.

Hydro Tech designs and supplies bearings for medium to large hydropower generation (>5 MW) and specialises in the design and supply of PTFE (PolyTetraFluoroEthylene) thrust bearing conversions from Babbitt.

Hydro Tech provides oil to water conversions using Lignum Vitae material and the newest technological designs for Lignum Vitae marine propulsion. Lignum Vitae is nature’s best bearing material for durability, proven performance and environmental superiority.

Hydro Tech thrust bearing designs include

  • Flat Plate to Tilting Plate conversion
  • PTFE and Babbitt
  • Oil to Water conversion
  • Unidirectional and reversible

PTFE* Bearing Advantages

*100% success – see PTFE references

  • Increase Load
  • Lower Friction
  • Enhance Durability