Lovejoy provides drop-in replacement couplings for GE and Vestas turbines

The Lovejoy drop in replacement couplings for GE and Vestas wind turbines provide a bolted electrical-isolation joint that prevents eddy currents from damaging gearbox bearings.

Wind Blade Research Hub to support development of next-generation turbine blades

A £2.3million research partnership between the Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult and the University of Bristol could help unlock larger and more powerful wind turbines than ever before. Forming the Wind Blade Research Hub (WBRH), the five-year partnership has its sights set on building more efficient blades that harness more energy from the wind, which will

A better way to automatically lubricate wind-turbine bearings

Due to the demands of continuous operation, it is critical that the wind turbine bearings in the nacelle receive consistent and reliable lubrication.

Energy Dept announces $3 million for high performance computing to advance clean energy manufacturing

The Energy Department plans to select 8 to 10 projects for this fourth round of funding and seeks meritorious industry partners to participate in short-term, collaborative projects. Clean energy manufacturing

SKF goes digital to optimize product costs & performance

Digitalization is having a huge effect on manufacturing – and SKF is at the forefront of using it to improve business in the service of customers. The ability to collect and manipulate vast amounts of digital information will catapult manufacturing into the future. By embracing digitalization, SKF is enhancing its core offering (including bearings technology

LM Wind Power installs and tests 66.5-m offshore turbine blade for Hitachi

LM Wind Power has successfully completed installation and testing of a 66.5-meter wind-turbine blade, ordered by Hitachi for offshore application. LM Wind Power and Hitachi commenced installation of the 66.5-m blade in 2016 with the aim of optimizing Hitachi’s 5.2-MW platform to operate effectively in lower wind sites. The new LM Wind Power blades will

Looking for flaws (dross) in turbine hub castings, and more

Foundries for castings make sure they liberally remove all the dross and release only dross-free products for use.

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

EDF to install 3M Wind Vortex Generators on turbine blades across the U.S.

O&M provider, EDF Renewable Services, has announced a new agreement to install 3M Wind Vortex Generators on wind turbines across the U.S. The collaboration will leverage the materials expertise of 3M with the skilled installation and wind- turbine blade repair teams from EDF to provide wind-plant owners with turnkey solutions to increase efficiency and maximize annual energy

ExxonMobil launches new educational video series “The Grease Experts”

Operators often associate their industrial grease with a specific color, but does color have anything to do with grease performance?