Freudenberg designs new radial shaft seal ring for main bearings in wind turbines

The global expansion of wind-power facilities is proceeding unabated. Based on figures from Global Wind Energy Council, nearly 487 GW of output from wind energy were in place at the end of 2016. At the start of the decade, the installed output wasn’t even half that amount. It is not just the number of facilities that

Timken expands line of small-bore metric seals

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Risk reduction with cable & pipe seal design, Roxtec Transit Designer 4.0

The design tool from the global cable and pipe seal provider simplifies the entire process that surrounds cable and pipe routing and provides full documentation.

Sika to showcase latest sealants & adhesives at WINDPOWER 2016

Sika Corporation, supplier of innovative, sealing, bonding, reinforcement, and protection solutions announced its participation as an exhibitor at the AWEA WINDPOWER Conference and Exhibition, from May 23 to 26 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Sika will present its full range of sealants and structural adhesive solutions for wind turbines —

High performance polyurethane seals for wind turbines

SKF has developed a new generation of highly effective and easily maintained shaft seals for wind turbines that can prolong service life. Wind power has entered the mainstream. By the end of 2014 global wind generation capacity had reached 369.6 GW according to Global Wind Energy Council. The share of wind energy in electricity production

Turbine components: bearings

Where are bearings used in a wind turbine? Although bearings are used many places throughout a nacelle, such as in the yaw and pitch bearings and on the generators, those on main shafts and gearboxes are most problematic. In main-shaft bearings, modular wind-turbine designs commonly use spherical-roller bearings (SRB) units that are more than 1m

Turbines head underwater

Safety seal manufacturer Roxtec has provided its waterproof sealing solution to what’s currently the largest, most powerful tidal turbine in the world. The deal involved Roxtec supplying its sealing solution to Scotrenewables Tidal Power’s SR2000 two-megawatt (MW) floating turbine. According to Graham O’Hare, managing director of Manchester-based Roxtec UK, the SR2000 is 65 meters long, three

Graco highlights precision continuous flow metering system for sealants and adhesives

Graco Advanced Fluid Dispense (AFD) announces that it offers a Precision Continuous Flow (PCF) metering dispense system for critical applications of single component sealant and adhesive materials. Engineered for automated applications, the Graco PCF metering system offers a reduced total cost of ownership when compared with competing technologies such as shot meters. The system dispenses

UK-based Roxtec targets wind-farm sector with innovative new cable seal

SAFETY seal manufacturer Roxtec has extended its range of cable seals with an innovative new seal specifically for underground power cables serving structures including electricity substations and wind turbines. Roxtec UK managing director Graham O’Hare said the new Roxtec UG sealing system is ideal for power cables entering foundations or basements because it protects against

SKF introduces capability to manufacture custom machined seals for OEM or existing wind turbine applications

SKF introduces the capability to manufacture custom machined seals for all wind turbine applications, whether to meet OEM specifications or to fix or upgrade existing sealing systems. A variety of proven seal designs and sizes, proprietary high-performance materials, and flexible manufacturing processes combine to deliver robust wind turbine sealing solutions tailored and delivered in short