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Ensuring a wind turbine runs as expected requires careful consideration, especially given their harsh operating conditions. Find out all you need to know about lubrication, components, and condition monitoring to unlock the full potential of wind turbines.

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Can wooden wind turbines transform the industry?
January 27, 2023

Strong as a tree – Can wooden wind turbines transform the industry?

Wind turbine towers are mostly built out of steel, making them burdensome to transport. The heavy mass is not the only downside of these massive constructions. Although intended to generate renewable power, their manufacturing process is not as environmentally friendly as one might hope. But there is a solution: Swapping steel with wood.

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Wind turbines under pressure: Common applicational challenges and solutions
January 11, 2023

Wind turbines under pressure – Common applicational challenges and solutions

Wind turbine failures are caused by several factors, be it by weather or a mechanical disturbance. To ensure the overall optimal health of turbines, operators need to focus on procuring reliable components to ensure turbines perform efficiently and reliably.

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Heading to net zero: SKF’s sustainability goals and measures
January 2, 2023

Heading to net zero – SKF’s sustainability goals and measures

Reducing carbon emissions to limit global warming is the responsibility and duty of every organization and enterprise on this planet. SKF has been stepping up to the plate since the 80s and recently published an updated report portraying its sustainability progress.

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Lubrication at new heights – Lubrication Part 2
August 31, 2022

Lubrication at new heights – Lubrication Part 2 – How wind turbines run like clockwork – around the clock

In mechanical systems, the perpetual friction of moving components is an acute problem. The only way to minimize the likelihood of major damage is with regular lubrication – a tough task when it comes to wind turbines.

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grease for wind turbine bearings
March 28, 2022

Grease is the word – Lubrication Part 1 – Selecting the right lubricant for wind turbines

Wind farm operators count on a long and trouble-free bearing service life. The right grease is crucial for this, but lubrication requirements differ depending on the bearing type and area of application. What do operators need to consider when selecting one that is right for them?

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Towards Testing 4.0: How SKF helps shape the future of wind energy
March 23, 2022

Towards Testing 4.0 – How SKF helps shape the future of wind energy

The demand on wind turbines is increasing. It is the same for the roller bearings that enable their smooth operation. These bearings must withstand ever-higher loads, pressure, and vibration, while still increasing efficiency and reliability as demand rises. To help companies meet these challenges, SKF analyzes large-scale roller bearing behavior under extreme and real conditions at the Sven Wingquist Test Center.

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SKF REP: Keeping wind turbines spinning
March 17, 2022

Keeping wind turbines spinning – Why artificial intelligence alone is not enough

The goal of every operator is to get the best out of their wind turbine. But the methods it takes to reach that singular goal are many. That's where SKF Rotating Equipment Performance comes in – a tailor-made service for your needs.

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Gearbox performance needs and how to meet them
March 14, 2022

Demands on modern turbines – How to meet gearbox performance needs

The wind energy sector continuously works to make electricity production more efficient. We are seeing a rise in offshore installations as well as in areas with low winds. The challenge: designing wind turbine components that can withstand these harsh conditions.

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What’s in store? Solutions for stockpiling the wind and sun
October 6, 2021

What’s in store? – Solutions for stockpiling the wind and sun

Energy, energy everywhere – but what are we going to do with it all? Consumption is of course on the increase, but storing energy harnessed from renewable sources is an issue that global players are keen to solve sooner rather than later.

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