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Thin Wall Bearings

Thin Wall bearings, also known as “Plain Bearings” or “Sleeve Bearings”, are designed for use in numerous applications and offer features and benefits unavailable with many rolling-element bearings. Thin Wall bearings are distinguished from rolling-element bearings primarily by the fact that they consist of only one part. However, that singular part may be built from different materials, and layered and combined into a load carrying system.

Selecting the right thin wall bearing for each project requires detailed knowledge of the application requirements and experience with bearing technology. Quad Industries Inc. bearing experts are available to help with advice and guidance to make the selection process as easy as possible.

Thin Wall bearings are generally found in Compressors, Pumps, Turbines, used for main bearings and connecting rod bearings.

Below are examples of Thin Wall bearings, which range up to .187 wall thickness. All bearings are made from Babbit metal. Please see chart for a large range of bearing diameters, which Quad has the ability to manufacture.

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pump bearings

Pump Bearings

The pump bearings from Quad Industries Inc. are mainly used in rod to pump connection, to transfer materials.

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turbine bearings

Turbine Bearings

The turbine bearings from Quad Industries Inc. are used to generate power for electricity in order to perform mechanical work.

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connecting rod bearing

Connecting Rod Bearing

Connecting rod bearings are located in the large end of the connecting rod, by which, it is attached to the crankshaft.

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main bearings

Main Bearing

The main bearings from Quad Industries are those in which the crankshaft rotates. This bearing holds the crankshaft in place while preventing forces created by the piston from dislodging the crankshaft.

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“Thin Wall” bearings are available using the following material:
S.A.E. 12, S.A.E. 15, and S.A.E. 783

Plain bearings are known to be one of the least expensive types of bearing available from Quad Industries Inc. In addition to their competitive cost, plain bearings are also compact and light weight, while maintaining a high load-carrying capacity.

bearing housing

Bearing Housing

Bearing Housing is a precision machined housing designed to hold “Thin Wall” sleeved bearings.

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teflon lined bearings

Teflon Lined Bearings

Teflon lined bearings are a bronze back “DU” - PTFE lined bearing. This is a pre-lubricated bearing often specified by customers.

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steel back aluminum lined bearings

Steel Back Aluminum Lined Bearings

Steel back with aluminum lining, are used when SAE 15 and SAE 12 material does not have the load carrying capacity required for application.

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When you need a quality Babbit metal bearing made within your project scope, quantity level, and budget, you can trust Quad Industries Inc. to complete your thin wall bearing needs on time and with the utmost expertise.

ISO Certified Thin Wall Bearing Manufacturer

Quad Industries Inc. has been ISO certified since 1998. This certification allows us to provide customers with an elite product quality level. In addition, our team has met and exceeded the certification requirements year after year, proving our dedication to customer satisfaction. Our certification serves as a validation of our service and product.

Our Top Priority Is Your Satisfaction

From our management team to our skilled machinists, the entire company at Quad Industries Inc. works diligently to ensure that your specifications are met and your expectations are exceeded. We take pride in our ability to create lasting professional relationships with our thin wall bearing customers. When you partner with our team, you can expect:

  • On Time Delivery, Every Time
  • Friendly and Reliable Customer Service
  • An Elite Product
  • An Ongoing Professional Relationship
  • A Thin Wall Bearing Manufacturer You Can Rely On

In-House Engineering Assistance Available

On top of our thin wall bearing products, we offer customers access to our in-house engineers who are available to help you with your bearing design needs. We can provide evaluations of current applications, and might be able to recommend a design or application that better suits your bearing needs.

You Won’t Wait For Tooling When You Work With Us!

All of the tooling at Quad Industries Inc. is made in-house, which allows us to quickly and conveniently finish your product on time and to your specifications. This efficient practice actually reduces the overall cost for our customers!

We look forward to creating your order for quality thin wall bearings. Whether you need a single bearing or a mass quantity, we’re ready to start manufacturing your bearings. Contact Quad Industries Inc. today to get started!

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