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Centrifugal castings or Babbitt bearings? Both words mean the same, and CMT can make them

 

  Babbitt bearings are vital to all heavy industrial machinery. Babbitt bearings are sleeve bearings made of certain types of alloys, which are melted down and cast to produce the bearing surface. Babbitt bearings are used for high speed, rotating equipment, such as compressors, turbines, electric motors and large power generators (often found in power […]

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Babbitt bearings power heavy industrial equipment

 

Heavy industrial machinery relies on Babbitt bearings. Babbitt bearings are sleeve bearings that are made with certain types of alloys. These alloys are melted down and cast to make the bearing surface. Babbitt bearings are used for compressors, turbines, electric motors and large power generators. Babbitt bearings are also called centrifugal castings.

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Rotating high speeds call for Babbitt bearings

 

Babbitt bearings are found in heavy industrial machinery, such as compressors, turbines, electric motors, large power generators – anything high speed that rotates. Babbitt bearings are often times called centrifugal castings and their terms can be used interchangeably. Basically, Babbitt bearings are made when a mold is continuously rotated at a high speed while molten […]

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How do you make a Babbitt bearing?

 

Babbitt bearings are made in a few simple steps: 1. Bearing shells are restored by melting out the original Babbitt material. The grit is blasted from the shells. The bearing shells are inspected and immersed in a 100% molten tin bath to assure a good bond for the new Babbitt. 2. The prepared shell is […]

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Babbitt bearings important to heavy industry

 

Babbitt bearings are integral to all heavy industrial machinery. Babbitt bearings are sleeve bearings made of certain types of alloys, which are melted down and cast to produce the bearing surface. Babbitt bearings are used for high speed, rotating equipment, such as compressors, turbines, electric motors, large power generators (like those in power plants). The […]

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Centrifugal castings = Babbitt bearings

 

Centrifugal castings are made when a mold is continuously rotated at high speed while molten metal is poured in. The molten metal in a centrifugal casting is thrown toward the inside of the mold wall from the G forces inside. The molten metal solidifies after cooling.  After cooling, any impurities can be machined away that […]

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