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Journal Pad Units

The range of Journal Pad Units (JPU) covers a shaft diameter range from 40-300mm. There are 5 tilting radial pads per set which can be arranged so that load is applied directly to one pad or shared between two pads. Each pad is manufactured to give a preload profile at the working face to ensure that a converging, pressure generating hydrodynamic oil wedge is always formed between the radial pads and the shaft.

Bespoke journal pad unit designs are available for any requirements that fall outside of the standard range.

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Case Study

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