Tilting Pad Journal Bearings

Tilting pad journal bearings are designed for the most demanding turbomachinery applications, in terms of speed, load, and rotor dynamics. Due to the tilting capability of the individual pads, this 4- or 5-pad tilting pad journal bearing design does not tend to produce self-excited rotor vibrations and is suitable for high sliding speeds (e.g. 100 m/s and above). With an appropriate oil supply, bearing loads of > 3 MPa are achievable for continuous operation.



  • Expanders
  • Gas turbines
  • Integrally geared compressors
  • Pumps
  • Single shaft compressors
  • Steam turbines
  • Turbo gearboxes


  • Up to ID 900 mm (35”) 
  • Contact us for larger sizes


  • Steel/Babbitt
  • Steel/Bronze 
  • CuCr/Babbitt
  • Alternate materials available


4- or 5-pad tilting pad bearing design

Tilting Pad Journal Bearing

Advantages of Miba Industrial Bearings

  • 100+ Years of fluid film-bearing experience
  • High-level responsiveness
  • Experts in engineering and improvement of the hydrodynamic bearing system
  • Calculation and design package from one source
  • Trusted Miba Quality (tight tolerances and high production quality)
  • Reliable service of babbitted bearings & troubleshooting


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