Thordon non-metallic bearings have been used in a wide range of industries and various applications such as in pumps, pivot points, screw conveyors, hydro turbine wicket gates, agitators, and flocculator paddle wheels. Thordon Bearings are design to work under the most extreme conditions: abrasive, corrosive, high impact load, high humidity, and infrequent maintenance periods.
With a low inherent coefficient of friction, Thordon bearings typically do not require grease lubrication. This results in reduced maintenance costs and safety issues. Environmental and product contamination concerns associated with grease lubrication are eliminated. Thordon Bearings are homogenous polymers with built-in lubricants. The lubricants, being dispersed through the bearing material, continue to provide low friction through the life of the bearings.