From the vibrations caused by passing cars to the violent forces of powerful earthquakes, hulking structures like bridges, highways, and buildings are subjected to punishing conditions day in, day out. Enhance the performance and lifespan of your civil engineering project or heavy equipment with custom self lubricating structural bearings from Lubrite® Technologies.
The Structural Bearing Experts
Lubrite® Technologies is an ISO 9001:2015-, AASHTO-, and AISC-certified manufacturer of structural bearings for demanding civil, industrial, and heavy-duty applications. We offer a range of solutions that can help overcome structural force, motion, and rotational challenges.
- Structural Fixed Bearings
- Structural Slide Bearings
- Structural Expansion Bearings
- Structural Curved Bearings
- Structural Spherical Bearings
- Structural Elastomeric Bearings
- Structural Pot Bearings
- Structural Bearing Pads
Our structural bearing products are permanent, self-lubricated, and oil-less, which eliminates 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.
Benefits of Structural Bearings
A structural bearing is a construction component that provides a resting surface between a superstructure and a seating or supporting structure. It’s designed to enable controlled, stress-reducing movement and transmit loads created by operating forces, temperature variations, wind, and seismic events.
Integrating structural bearings into your application is an efficient, economical way to accommodate levels of load and movement. Other advantages include:
- Low Coefficient Of Friction
- Simplifies Load Transfers
- Accommodate Large Rotations And High Reaction Loads
- Withstands Heavy Dynamic And Vertical Loads
- Reduces Maintenance
The Structural Bearing Edge
When it comes to the bridges supporting the movement of people, vehicles, and trains or the power generation facilities supplying electricity to homes and businesses, an off-the-shelf bearing just won’t cut it. Our in-house engineering team specializes in the development of structural bearings that meet the requirements of your application.
When designing custom bearings, our goal is to improve performance and longevity while accommodating your timeline and budget. Prototypes can be created for validation and testing. Once the design is approved, full-scale production begins. With various machining capabilities and value-added services under one roof, your supply chain is streamlined. Our capabilities include:
- CNC Machining
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 self lubricating structural bearings. Our products are utilized in applications across all types of industries:
- Hydroelectric Facilities
- Offshore Equipment
- Industrial Processing
- Structural Members
- Nuclear Power Plants
- Marine Vessels
- Material-Handling Equipment
- Process Plant Machinery
- Heavy Industrial Equipment
- Transportation Vehicles
When you’re facing a complex structural challenge, Lubrite® Technologies is here to help. Contact us to learn more about custom self-lubricating structural bearings.