Oil & Gas Solutions

Kaman Self-Lubricating Bearings for Oil & Gas
Solutions for demanding loads, environments, & high temperatures

With over 20 years of experience in oil and gas, our vast knowledge and understanding of self-lubricating bearings enable our team of over 35 design engineers to work closely with each customer to design and implement application-specific bearing solutions. Our self-lubricating bearing technology is found around the globe in applications such as down-hole drilling, oil sands shovels, ball valves, risers, moorings, cranes, controllable pitch blades and deck equipment.

Kaman Oil & Gas Bearing Solutions
Technologies

Self-Lubricating Bearings

Noted for its high performance and low wear rate, our self-lubricating liner systems have established superior results in providing longer life and lower maintenance costs, even when operating in areas of high moisture, fluid/debris contamination, and elevated temperatures. From the top-of-the-line machineable KAron® liner to the best performing fabric liner in the industry, we can provide the tailored solution to fit your needs.

Features & Benefits

  • High Operating Load
  • Low Consistent Friction
  • Fluid Compatiblity
  • Can Be Machined
  • Applied to a Variety of Substrates
  • Abrasion Resistance
  • Long Life
  • 100% Maintenance Free
  • 100% Bond, Non-Peelable
  • Applied to Complex Geometry
  • Wide Liner Thickness Range
  • Anti-Fretting Properties

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Self-Lubricating Bearings

Metal to Metal Bearings

These bearings are traditionally used for high load applications and/or severe environmental conditions such as high or low temperatures. Different types of construction and various coatings, platings and lubricants are available to ensure the best performance under almost any conditions.

  • Very high load rating
  • High tolerance to impact loads
  • Numerous materials possible
  • Cryogenic temperatures
  • High temperatures up to 800°C
  • Constructions:
    • SFormed outer ring
    • Outer ring with loader slot
  • Split ball design
  • Vacuum compatible

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Kaman Metal to Metal Bearings

Rolling Element Bearings

Where lowest friction, highest accuracy and higher speeds are required, rolling element bearings are the first choice. A wide range of designs can be offered from small deep groove ball bearings up to large, high load rating spherical roller bearings. Special platings, steels and lubricants allow for a wide range of applications.

  • Very low rotational friction
  • Continuous operation possible
  • Various designs:
    • Deep groove ball bearings
    • Angular contact ball bearings
    • Self aligning ball bearings
    • Spherical roller bearings
    • Track roller
    • Needle bearings
    • Special designs
    • Dry running hybrid bearings for temperatures up to 650°C

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Specialty Rolling Element Bearings

Wear Strips

Kaman offers multiple types of Wear Strips with each providing unique characteristics to prevent metal to metal wear and fretting damage from sliding or rubbing surfaces. Our Wear Strips are designed to be bonded onto surfaces as a protective barrier, and are available in standard sizes or custom cut profiles.

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Kaman Specialty Bearings Wear Strips for Oil & Gas

Brochures

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Oil & Gas Capability Brochure

Kamatics Specialty Bearings Company and Product Overview

Oil & Gas Applications Brochure