Pot Bearing:

Pot Bearings are suitable for high loads, very large displacements and rotations of superstructure. They might accommodate small rotations also. Pot Bearings basically consist of an elastomeric pad restrained in a metallic pot. The pad is then compressed by a piston with bearing pressures on or near to 30 N/mm2 and rotations up to 0.03 rad, depending on the design standard required. When combined with sliding elements, movement capability can be provided in either one or both direction.


1. Easy Installation

2. Easy Inspection

3. Maintenance Free

Types of Pot Bearing:

Pot Bearings are split into three main types:

• Fixed Pot Bearing (TF)

• Guided Pot Bearing (TGa)

• Free Sliding Pot Bearing (TGa)

1-Fixed Pot Bearing (TF):

The basic function of the fixed type is to accept the huge amount of the horizontal loads, thus typically a high capacity attachment system is required. This can be achieved by the use of a bolt / socket system or by being directly bolted to cast in attachment plates.

2- Guided Pot Bearing (TGa):

Guided Pot Bearing are identical in construction to free sliding bearings but are also fitted with one or more guides to limit the bearing’s movement to only one direction.

3- Free Sliding Pot Bearing (TGa):

They are same in construction to the fixed bearings; these multi-directional devices are fitted with a virgin PTFE (Teflon) sheet in contact with the steel plate, enabling the bearing to slide in all directions.