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 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,
In 2003, NSK developed the range of rolling bearings for this industry and named it as “Wind Standard U303”.
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
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
A wide range of bearings perform different functions throughout a wind turbine. For instance:
Case-carburized bearings have distinct advantages over through-hardened versions. Case studies presented here suggest properties to request in the specification for gearbox replacement bearings.
Vesconite says its bearings last up to 10x the life of bronze bushes, and they don’t swell so they work where nylon is unsuitable. May be the best material for dirty and poorly lubricated conditions.
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