Wind turbines and all their components must be built to withstand a wide range of harsh environmentals. Even the smallest part, if poorly manufactured, can cause big problems. That’s why Simrit and Kluber Lubrication North America LP in Booth 9648, have combined their expertise to offer the Lube&Seal package, which provides the windpower industry the optimal combination of lubricants and seals.
The Lube&Seal sealing solution combines Simrit’s expertise in sealing technology and vibration control with Klüber’s knowledge in lubricants. This collaboration integrates sealing lips and lubricants into a more reliable tribological system for wind turbine gears.
“The partnership with Klüber lets us design, develop and manufacture a complete sealing system using the best possible materials and lubricants,” says Simrit President Dave Monaco. “As a result, we can provide clients with an all-in-one solution of the highest quality and durability.”
As an integrated system, the Lube&Seal helps minimize breakdowns in wind turbines due to leaks, while simultaneously preventing wear and reducing damage that can be caused by thermal instability and other environmental elements of particular concern to wind turbine manufacturers, such as the ozone, salty air and mineral oils.
“Repairs on wind turbines can be costly, difficult and dangerous,” says Jesse Dilk, industry group manager – wind, Klüber Lubrication North America L.P. “Therefore, it is vital to use high-quality components at every opportunity. Bearings, seals, and lubricants are essential design elements when analyzing mechanical systems. Optimizing these elements leads to a more efficient, reliable machine design.”
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