A perfect fit – How bearings and seals are impacting wind energy generation
Manufacturers in the wind energy industry are under constant pressure to maximize power density by producing smaller, yet more reliable main shaft components without increasing costs. Learn what SKF does to make the grade.
Strong and robust – Putting tailored heat-treated gearbox bearings to the test
Robust bearings are the key to a long-lasting wind turbine. To evaluate their surface and subsurface robustness and minimize failures, SKF has further developed the SKF Generalized Bearing Life Model (GBLM). During the "Bearing World by FVA" conference, the company presented its application of the SKF DuraPro for wind turbine gearboxes.
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?