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Industrial Bearings


Throughout the world, Michell Bearings can be found at the heart of industry, helping to drive engineering development.

As the premier designer and manufacturer of self-contained whitemetal (or babbit) and Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) faced hydrodynamic bearings, the Michell Bearings range of products is extensive. Specifically, Michell Bearings is recognised as the world leading supplier of bearings for vertical shaft applications.

PTFE faced bearings offer many advantages over traditional hydrodynamic bearings including increased load carrying capacity, superior friction and wear characteristics and reduced overall costs.

Our priority is to provide peace of mind for customers and we achieve this through our comprehensive equipment supply and customer support capability.
With a global contact network, an alliance partner in the USA and full scale manufacturing plants in the UK and India, it means that help or advice is never far away, should you need it.


Industrial applications include:

  • Horizontal and vertical shaft electric machines
  • Horizontal and vertical shaft hydrogenerators
  • Horizontal and vertical shaft water turbines
  • Horizontal and vertical shaft pumps
  • Industrial gearboxes
  • Gas and steam turbines
  • Turbo-compressors
Products used in the Industrial Bearings


PEEK and PTFE bearing research released

Our Engineering Director, Paul Bruce, delivered a technical session at the EDF/Pprime conference in Paris this month.

Michell Bearings CEO presents PTFE research

Our Chief Executive Officer, Steve Dixon, recently presented at the The Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) Annual Meeting and Exhibition in Nashville.