Standard or off-the-shelf bearing assemblies can operate trouble-free in conventional applications for years when properly sized and maintained. However, they may have significantly shorter service lifetimes when subjected to harsh environments.

When the going gets tough, Lubrite® Technologies is here to help. We’re a leading manufacturer of custom bearing assemblies designed to excel when operating conditions where extreme temperatures, corrosion, wear, contaminants, and debris are present.

What Are Harsh-Environment Bearing Assemblies? 

Generally speaking, the majority of bearings and other rolling elements, elements are manufactured from carbon steel. While strong and resistant to wear, this material may not withstand severe environments for long periods.

For applications subjected to extremely corrosive, high-temperature, electrically charged, or sanitary environments, unique materials like bronze, stainless steel, and aluminum are often needed to produce rolling components. Industries where these conditions are common include:

  • Food Processing
  • Pulp And Paper
  • Steel Mills
  • Mining
  • Semiconductor
  • Heavy Machinery
  • Metal Plating
  • Bridges And Dams
  • Medical Equipment
  • Military And Defense
  • Marine
  • Offshore
  • Nuclear
  • Aerospace
  • Structural

Trusted Harsh-Environment Bearing Manufacturer 

Lubrite® Technologies is an ISO 9001:2015-, AASHTO-, and AISC-certified manufacturer of harsh-environment bearings for demanding civil, industrial, and heavy-duty applications. We offer a range of solutions that can help overcome force, motion, and rotational challenges.

  • Harsh-Environment Fixed Bearings
  • Harsh-Environment Slide Bearings
  • Harsh-Environment Expansion Bearings
  • Harsh-Environment Curved Bearings
  • Harsh-Environment Spherical Bearings
  • Harsh-Environment Elastomeric Bearings
  • Harsh-Environment Pot Bearings
  • Harsh-Environment Bearing Pads

Our harsh-environment bearing assemblies are permanent, self-lubricated, and oil-less, eliminating the need for regular upkeep. Manufactured from high-quality metals like bronze, stainless steel, aluminum, iron, and steel alloys, they provide unparalleled performance in harsh, corrosive conditions.

Integrating Lubrite® Technologies’ harsh-environment bearings into your application can be incredibly advantageous. They offer an array of performance benefits.

  • Fully Self-Lubricating
  • Low Coefficient Of Friction
  • Can Carry Dynamic And Static Loads
  • Prevents Galling, Scoring, And Seizing
  • Accommodates Structural Rotation
  • High- And Low-Temperature Operation
  • Maintenance-Free
  • Lightweight
  • Cost-Effective
  • Resists Dirt And Dust
  • Dampens Vibrations
  • Resists Corrosion

From Design To Production 

Our area of expertise is manufacturing custom harsh-environment bearing assemblies using your print, specification, or purchase order requirements. Those with a unique need but no vetted design are welcome, too.

As a one-stop-shop, we work with you to develop a concept and make a prototype. Once the design is approved, full-scale production begins. With various machining capabilities and value-added services under one roof, the product realization process is quick.

  • CNC Machining
  • Welding
  • Painting

From miniature bearings to large assemblies, we have unparalleled manufacturing capabilities. Our facility can accommodate raw material with outside diameters of up to 124 inches and weights of up to 35 tons.

Our machinists and welders have years of experience and an eye for quality. They’re capable of fabricating bearing assemblies to a variety of American Welding Society structural codes.

Why Lubrite® Technologies? 

For more than a century, Lubrite® Technologies has been the market leader in the design and production of bearing assemblies for harsh environments. When you’re facing unique operating conditions that would otherwise hinder the performance of standard-bearing assemblies, we have you covered.

Contact us to learn more about harsh-environment bearing assemblies.