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Thrust Collar Bushing

Heavy equipment success and failure sometimes comes down to the ability to withstand loads repeatedly. Boost load-bearing resilience with thrust collars from U.S. Bronze Foundry & Machine.

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What’s a thrust collar? 

Thrust collars are incorporated into applications such as pipelines or compressors to absorb loads. They are an efficient way to resist thrust loads caused by internal pressure or balance thrust loads created by compressors or expander stages.

 

Issues like misalignment, friction, stress, overloading, and age can cause excessive wear. This degrades performance over time. Avoid unwanted downtime by obtaining high-grade thrust collars from U.S. Bronze Foundry & Machine. 

Premier thrust collar manufacturer

U.S. Bronze Foundry & Machine is a single-source supplier of thrust collars to clients operating heavy machinery across the globe. We perform every metal casting step in-house under the direction of quality-minded managers. Our capabilities include: 

  • Research & Design
  • Mold-Making
  • Prototyping
  • Full-Scale Casting 
  • Finished Machining
  • Inspection 
  • Delivery 

We produce custom thrust collar bearings using centrifugal and static casting techniques. Built-in automation and controls ensure heightened precision and quality. 

Advanced metalworking equipment enables our team to make thrust collar bearings small enough to fit in the palm of a hand to those bulky enough to fit on train beds. What sets us apart is the ability to produce large items. We have the following capabilities: 

  • Castings up to 35,000 pounds
  • Lengths of up to 80 inches for centrifugally cast parts
  • Outside diameters as large as 158 inches for centrifugally cast parts
  • No size limit for statically cast parts

An onsite machine shop enables us to deliver finished castings with precise dimensions, streamlining client supply chains by cutting out time-consuming secondary processing. The shop contains advanced CNC equipment capable of machining workpieces with: 

  • Outside diameters of 150 inches
  • Lengths of 80 inches 
  • Tolerances are +/- .001 inches

Work with us

Casting is both science and art. As a metal foundry with a century of experience, we expertly combine them to meet your exact requirements.

Whether you need one thrust collar or a thousand of them, U.S. Bronze Foundry & Machine is the casted parts provider you can trust. Our team can turnaround rough parts as quickly as two weeks and finished pieces as fast as eight weeks, depending on lead time and other factors. 

Feel free to contact us to discuss our custom thrust collar bearing solutions.

Heavy loads, premium materials 

Casting and mold materials can be an essential concern for a project. U.S. Bronze Foundry & Machine has the experience and metallurgical knowledge to help you identify the best metal alloys for your application. 

We can work with just about any metal alloy upon request. Those we use regularly include: 

  • Bronze And Highly Leaded Bronze
  • Copper
  • Stainless Steel
  • Aluminum 
  • Nickel  

Thrust Collar Bearings Industries

The thrust collar bearings we cast are suitable for use in applications across many industries. Examples include:  

  • Crusher Parts 
  • Architectural Bronze Castings
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Infrastructure
  • Oil & Gas
  • Military & Defense 
  • Mining Equipment 
  • Construction Equipment 
  • Marine
  • Power Generation
  • Industrial Pumps