Timken discusses longer wind-turbine bearing life at WINDPOWER

Power producers, service companies, and distributors seeking technical solutions that can greatly extend the time between turbine rebuilds are encouraged to connect with The Timken Company at the 2017 American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) WINDPOWER show, May 22 to 25 to the Anaheim Convention Center (Booth # 3552). Timken is a global leader in bearings with

Eldec develops an induction heating system for field service

Induction Heating System with a cable box or handheld coaxial transformer, chiller, lift certified frame and shake cage.

SKF intros higher-performance INSOCOAT bearings

With it’s latest generation of electrically insulated bearings, SKF has raised the performance standard to provide constant electrical performance, even in high humidity. SKF’s INSOCOAT bearings have an electrically insulating coating on the external surfaces of its inner or outer ring, and are plasma-sprayed with an aluminum-oxide coating. The coating, which is naturally hygroscopic, is sealed

New SKF Explorer class bearings promise faster speeds & improved reliability

SKF‘s Explorer high-performance, long-life bearings range now includes an improved single-row angular contact ball bearing that delivers a number of benefits for designers and operators of screw compressors, pumps, and gearboxes seeking to reduce the total cost of ownership of this equipment through improved reliability and energy efficiency. Featuring a redesigned brass cage that delivers

LUDECA unwraps LUBExpert Acoustic Lubrication Solution, the best new way to grease bearings

LUBExpert combines strong measurement capabilities and clever user interface to create an on-board lubrication and greasing assistant.

Strengthening metal against fatigue

A team of researchers at MIT and in Japan and Germany has found a way to greatly reduce the effects of fatigue by incorporating a laminated nanostructure into the steel.

SKF offers new high-performance seal option on a range of bearings

SKF is making its high-performance RSH seal design available on a larger range of SKF Explorer deep-groove ball bearings. The tried and tested RSH seal uses a highly optimized dual-lip configuration to provide additional protection in demanding environments. For users, the result is bearings that last longer, especially in wet, contaminated or dusty operating conditions,

High reliability roller bearings reduces operation costs for wind turbines

In 2003, NSK developed the range of rolling bearings for this industry and named it as “Wind Standard U303”.

Lessons learned lead to new ideas in gearbox bearings

By Michelle Froese, Senior Editor Windpower Engineering & Development Gearboxes have long taken blame as the typical cause for a wind-turbine failure, and for good reason. Many gearboxes fail to pass the five-year mark without need for component repairs or full replacement. But when the wind industry first got its start, few considered the high

Tips for extending bearing life in wind turbines

Gearbox reliability has improved remarkably in the last 10 years thanks to a better understanding of bearing loads. However, even high-quality components have a limited life expectancy in the wind industry so it is important to have a consistent maintenance plan in place. In this Wind Talk podcast, The Timken Company‘s Rick Brooks discusses new trends