Thrust bearings, AXILUS® LA type

RENK thrust bearings in the AXILUS® LA range are designed to absorb high axial forces and are used in shipbuilding to absorb the thrust of the propeller as well as in general mechanical engineering applications or in the field of electrical engineering to absorb large axial forces in horizontal machine shafts. The bearings also absorb radial loads that occur.

In addition to the standard bearings in the various AXILUS® LA series, we offer custom solutions for special customer-specific requirements under the AXILUS® LAZ designation. Thrust measuring device, special strength requirements, overload protection, displacement compensation, noise reduction in the shaft train, and a nonmagnetic version are just a few examples of what we can do. As a systems supplier, we offer options such as shaft brakes, turn drives, or lubrication systems in combination with our thrust bearings. We identify package solutions that are specially adapted to the customer’s requirements.


Thrust bearings, AXILUS® LA type

Bearing design tailored especially to shipbuilding applications

Integration of special customer-specific requirements

Self-lubricating operation despite highly inclined positions

Available in a package with thrust bearing shaft and numerous combinations of options

Overhaul and maintenance possible for installed shaft

Test run on RENK thrust bearing test rig upon request

Noise and vibrations during operation are generally low

Efficient condition monitoring thanks to easy evaluation of the bearing temperature

Technical data

Shaft diameter:
130 to 850 mm
Saddle bearing, pedestal bearing, or flange-mounted bearing
Lubricant circulation:
Self-lubricating or external lubrication
Natural cooling, water cooling, or external cooling
Hydrostatic system, lubricant circulation system, shaft brake, turn drive, thrust measuring device, further options upon request


Other products

Thrust bearings ‒ D type

RENK thrust bearings in the D range are suitable for absorbing high axial and radial forces, include shock type forces, regardless of the rotation and load direction.

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Pedestal bearing ‒ HG type

RENK pedestal bearings in the HG range are self-lubricating slide bearings for high levels of radial and axial stress and were developed primarily for the mounting of hydro generators and electrical machines in stationary applications on land.

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Marine shaft bearings ‒ RADILUS® LR type and SN type

RENK marine shaft bearings in the RADILUS® LR and SN ranges are the proven standard for conventional marine propulsion systems with shaft lines. Both types are self-lubricating and can be configured as supporting bearings or journal bearings ‒ available with a lower shell only ‒ depending on the requirements.

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Engine bearing ‒ SM type

RENK flange-mounted bearings in the SM series were specially developed for use as an engine bearing in naval applications. Designed for steeply inclined positions, the construction enables self-lubricating and therefore extremely quiet operation.

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Relevant industries


Shipping industry

Gear units, slide bearings, and couplings for the shipping industry. Make the most of reliable, low-emission drive technology from RENK.

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Power generation


Enhanced productivity for your hydro power station

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