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1. (WO2018077884) TILTING-PAD BEARING AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THEREOF

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/077884    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/077180
Publication Date: Fri May 04 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Oct 25 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: F16C 17/03
F16C 33/10
F16C 17/06
F16C 32/06
Applicants: NUOVO PIGNONE TECNOLOGIE SRL
Inventors: INNOCENTI, Alice
NALDI, Lorenzo
Title: TILTING-PAD BEARING AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THEREOF
Abstract:
According to one aspect of the present disclosure,a bearing (100) for supporting a shaft (200) rotating around an axis A is provided. The bearing (100) comprises: a bearing housing (120); and a plurality of tilting pads (130), wherein each tilting pad is connected to the housing (120) via a flexible web support (135) and comprises a bearing surface (136) directed toward a shaft receiving space (125) configured for supporting a shaft. The bearing surface (136) of at least one tilting pad (130) of the plurality of tilting pads is provided with a plurality of lubricant feed openings (140). According to a further aspect, a method of operating a bearing (100) as well as a method of manufacturing a bearing (100) are provided.