Schaeffler designs spherical roller bearings to make wind energy more efficient

Schaeffler has optimized its spherical roller bearings for rotor main bearing supports with the objective of increasing the reliability, availability, and efficiency of wind turbines. The development of an asymmetrical spherical roller bearing represents yet another step towards more robustness. The bearing supports of the rotor shaft are of central significance in wind turbines. The

Winergy uses journal bearings in large gearboxes

By introducing journal bearings into its gearboxes Winergy says it sets another milestone for wind turbine drive technology.

How much longer with this main bearing last? E-book has some answers

A physics based modeling approach can be used to establish a relationship between the forces acting on a component and the consumption of the component’s useful lifetime.

New Timken bearing aimed right at wind turbine main shafts

Timken Tapered Double Inner (TDI) Roller Bearing is designed to extend bearing life and improve system performance for three-point mount wind turbines.

Moventas Extra Life service concept expands to kilowatt-class gearboxes

Moventas has launched a kilowatt-class suite of life-extending services, Extra Life for kW. As older, kilowatt-class gearbox fleets age around the world, Moventas is ideally suited to extend the life of these components with its core technologies. Kilowatt-class gearbox fleet represent 12% of all gearbox fleets globally and 15% in Europe. Service for older gearboxes

Kluber Lubrication offers rolling bearing grease for enhanced protection against friction and wear

Klüber Lubrication, a worldwide manufacturer of specialty lubricants, has announced the availability of Klübertherm HB 88-182. This new product is a versatile long-term grease that provides good corrosion and wear protection for rolling bearings subject to high loads and medium speeds at temperatures of up to 180° C. Klübertherm HB 88-182 is fully synthetic and based

AeroTorque Corp announces the Double Your Warranty Program at WINDPOWER 2016

The new program, called “Double Your Warranty” offers
added protection for new bearings installed up tower

Motion Industries launches bearings.com knowledge website

Site visitors have access to a wide array of content on the subject – including articles, videos, white papers, training materials and more.

Bearing manufacturer Timken selected as one of world’s most ethical

Timken is one of 131 organizations selected as a 2016 World’s Most Ethical Company.

Getting blade bearings in shape for the turbines of the future

Blade bearings might not exactly be the most expensive components in a wind turbine, but damage to this fundamental part of the system can result in considerable downtimes and costs. By designing and testing blade bearings under realistic conditions reliable operation of future turbines shall be improved. In the HAPT research project (short for “Highly