The Timken UltraWind P1 Seal is a significant wind-turbine bearing seal with a polyurethane design that provides increased resistance to abrasion for longer wind-turbine service life and more reliable performance than most other commonly used sealing materials. “Seals have an integral role in maximizing wind-turbine uptime and productivity because they prevent lubrication leakage and bearing contamination,” said Hans Landin, director of Process Industries original equipment and wind energy at Timken. “However, over time the cumulative impact of abrasive forces caused by varying loads and speeds, as well as extreme temperature fluctuations, rain, snow, debris, and lubrication challenges, can significantly reduce seal performance in wind-turbines. The new UltraWind P1 Seal addresses the problem with the latest polyurethane technology.”
In addition to its durable polyurethane base, the Timken UltraWind P1 Seal contains a variety of other features, including:
- A flexible sealing lip that handles misalignment or run-out in the application of the bearing. The lip’s special profile also helps minimize heat generation and cone wear while helping to accommodate bearing deflections.
- A corrosion-resistant, stainless steel garter spring that helps prevent rust.
- A machined design for a broader, more diverse range of applications, plus ease of installation via stress minimization. This design also allows for multiple positions at the cone lip OD contact; and
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