R&D capabilities

Ongoing Bearing Innovation

JFZ Bearings is committed to ongoing knowledge development and technology leadership to keep our customers competitive and drive the industry forward.

Toward that end, our engineers develop new application solutions and perform design validation, production testing and simulation of field conditions on proprietary test rigs in state-of-the-art R&D laboratories.


Advancing Bearing Design

JFZ Bearing provides excellent testing capabilities to:

• Develop and validate fluid film bearing designs, analytical methods and materials

• Evaluate bearing performance

• Prove out solutions under real machine conditions

• Develop next-generation technologies

Our bearing test rigs can measure the performance of journal and thrust bearings – both large and small, oil- and process-lubricated – at loads and speeds to simulate a wide range of rotating equipment.


Investing in Materials Technology

JFZ Bearing continues to make investments in materials development and testing to advance bearing performance and reliability in demanding conditions.

A team of material scientists optimize process parameters and enhance product quality. Moreover, our Materials Technology initiative fully integrates materials research with engineering expertise and practical experience in machinery applications to create true value for customers.