Pedestal bearing – HG type

RENK pedestal bearings in the HG range are self-lubricating slide bearings for high radial and axial load in conjunction with high speeds in a single direction of rotation, independent of the load direction. They were developed primarily for the mounting of hydro generators and electrical machines in stationary applications on land.

The key features of the HG bearings are the tiltable, round RENK RD slide shoes. These are supported via cup springs, thereby ensuring a uniform distribution of axial loads.


Pedestal bearing – HG type

Bearing design tailored especially to water power applications

Self-lubricating operation despite high shaft speed

Integration of special customer-specific requirements

Optimized design has been tried and tested in numerous applications

Noise and vibrations during operation are generally low

Overhaul and maintenance possible for installed shaft

Technical data

Shaft diameter:
250 to 710 mm
Pedestal bearing
Natural cooling or water cooling
Hydrostatic system, integrated electrical insulation


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Relevant industries


Energy production

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Power generation


Enhanced productivity for your hydro power station

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