How large offshore wind turbines are challenging bearing designs

Despite the challenges of constructing offshore turbines and their bearing designs, the capacity there is expected to grow as suitable land-based sites become scarcer and operators take advantage of the greater consistency of wind at sea.

Why integrated bearing designs reduce wind-turbine gearbox failures

By Michelle Froese | Senior editor Windpower Engineering & Development A bearing typically has three pieces: the rollers, an inner race that is pressed onto a shaft, and an outer race that is pressed into the gear bore. Exceptional engineering and quality components are important if the gearbox is to endure the harsh and variable

LogiLube and Winergy collaborate to test an oil condition monitor

LogiLube, LLC is a Wyoming-based technology company focused on developing edge-to-cloud-to-client Big Data predictive analytics and machine learning solutions in the field of intelligent machine health management.

Gearing Solutions has the gearboxes for turbines from 25 to 50 kW

Our gearboxes are constructed using NU LOBE gears, which optimize the roller gear profile.

How artificial intelligence will improve O&M

Artificial intelligence is being applied to most every industry in efforts to improve operations and trim costs. Here’s how early efforts are already benefitting the wind industry.

Gearbox Express names John McKay VP of Operations

Gearbox Express, the only independent company in North America solely focused on providing down-tower, wind gearbox remanufacturing solutions, has named John McKay Vice President of Operations.

Castrol Optigear reduces gearbox friction and wear

Castrol Optigear, a solution to the problems listed, provides a range of leading high performance gear oils, proven to reduce friction, actively resist wear and extend the life of your gearbox.

New online catalogue from SKF makes bearings selection easier

The latest edition of SKF’s popular Rolling Bearings Catalogue is now available online. The authors have aimed to make this new publication an essential engineering reference for users of rolling bearings, covering their appropriate selection, configurations, and applications, and providing detailed guidance on correct installation procedures to ensure long and trouble-free service life. The Engineering

Full range of Timken deep-groove ball bearings now available

Timken deep groove ball bearings follow ISO standards and are dimensionally interchangeable with competitor products. Designed to deliver optimal performance and long life.

Case study: Condition assessment of non-inspectable turbine bearings

Sometimes bearings in wind-turbine gearboxes are not reachable with an endoscope probe. This is a common issue for specific gearbox models, where several bearings are partially or completely non-inspectable. It is caused by either the tight construction of the bearing itself or shaft elements, such as oil deflectors, which impede the access. But how does an