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Omega Equalised

The Michell Omega Equalised Series is a range of equalised thrust bearing internals. The philosophy of the Omega series involves offering various thrust pad sizes in different combinations to allow the most appropriate thrust bearing to be selected for the application. The provision of interacting equalising levers behind the thrust pads allows thrust loads to be mechanically equalised across the complete thrust face.

11PAD - Omega 11 - equalised
OMEGA 8 Equalised

Key Features


  • 25 individual sizes of thrust pads with 8 or 11 thrust pads per set.
  • Range allows the most suitably sized thrust bearing to be selected for the application.
  • Thrust pads are available with offset pivots to maximise the oil film thickness and reduce bearing temperatures.
  • Centre pivoted thrust pads are also available for continuously bi-directional machines if required.
  • Interacting equalising segments are fitted behind the thrust pads to allow the thrust loads to be mechanically equalised across the entire thrust face.
  • The equalising segments are recessed into the retaining ring to minimise the axial bearing thickness.
  • Thrust pads are mounted in retaining rings and can be supplied in halves or one piece designs.
  • Flooded or directed ‘low loss’ lubrication alternatives.
  • The use of directed ‘low loss’lubrication involves delivering oil via holes between the thrust pads to reduce bearing power losses.
  • Instrumentation can be included as required.

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