THORDON Hydro Turbine Bearings Product Descriptions


ThorPlas-Blue is an engineered thermoplastic, capable of dry start-up and design pressures up to 45Mpa (6,527 psi).  It operates in water, up to 80°C (230°F).  In dry conditions, it operates up to 100°C (230°F).  In non-abrasive environments, ThorPlas-Blue has very low wear rates.


THORDON SXL is capable of working pressure up to 10MPa (1,450 psi).  The coefficient of friction is typically between 0.10-0.20.  SXL is capable of dry start-up and can operate in either wet or dry environments.  It is highly resistant to abrasion, shock loading, and vibration.


THORDON HPSXL TRAXL is suitable for high pressure applications up to 55MPa (8,000 psi) dynamic or 70MPa (10,000 psi) static.  The coefficient of friction is typically between 0.06-0.12 and is highly resistant to shock loading and vibration.

THORDON Composite (GM2401)

Made specifically for use in very abrasive water environments, GM2401 is stiffer and at least twice the abrasion resistance of rubber.  It also has a lower coefficient of friction that rubber.

Thorseal Hydraulic Seal

Thorseal hydraulic seal keeps abrasives away from the bearing surface.  It is capable of working pressures from 0-100 MPa (0-15,000 psi) and is extremely tough, never cutting or tearing.  It has a low coefficient of friction, is self-lubricating, and has a long wear life with reduced maintenance costs. Thorseal can be custom designed to solve difficult sealing challenges.