Dr. Albert Kingsbury invented the hydrodynamic thrust bearing in 1912. Since then, Kingsbury, Inc. has been the leader in the design and manufacture of tilt-pad fluid film thrust and journal bearings for all types of rotating machinery, with hundreds of installations worldwide.
Over the years Kingsbury has committed itself to engineering bearing solutions to meet specific application challenges and to continuous bearing improvement through dedicated research and development efforts.
In addition to its core line of flooded hydrodynamic bearings, Kingsbury offers directed lubrication, fixed profile, rolling element, and specialty bearings, as well as bearing systems. All are designed to enhance equipment performance in hydroelectric, power generation, oil and gas, marine, motor and pump, process machinery, rock crushing, mining, steel making, defense, and many other applications.
To keep pace with the demand for faster speeds, heavier loads, improved performance, and dependability in challenging conditions, more and more equipment manufacturers have confidence in the proven bearing technologies of Kingsbury.