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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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Wind News
How Uruguay managed to become a champion in wind energy
November 21, 2022

South American pioneers – How Uruguay managed to become a champion in wind energy

A small country in Latin America has become a role model for the entire continent: Uruguay covers 94 percent of its energy needs from renewable sources. How did the country manage to do so? And what can other countries learn from Uruguay’s energy strategy?

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Operations
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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Technology
Ceramic outperforms steel: Clever material combinations for robust bearing solutions
August 18, 2022

Ceramic outperforms steel – Clever material combinations for robust bearing solutions

Bearings often operate under challenging applicational conditions. Contamination and electrical erosion can cause bearings to fail quickly — if they aren’t engineered accordingly.

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Wind News
On the edge: What saving the planet means for the wind industry
June 28, 2022

On the edge – What saving the planet means for the wind industry

The 2022 report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has brought the importance of climate protection back to the forefront worldwide. Let us take a look at the global wind energy market: What changes can operators expect in the coming years?

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Event
Partnering up for the future: SKF at WindEurope Bilbao
June 7, 2022

Partnering up for the future – SKF at WindEurope Bilbao

WindEurope once again pulls in the crème de la crème of the wind industry. Over 9,800 participants, 334 exhibitors and around 250 speakers took to Bilbao, where SKF presented its own services and solutions – and offered wind farm stakeholders an opportunity to rise to current and future industrial challenges.

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Technology
May 12, 2022

100% recyclable – just a dream? – What’s new in recycling worn components in the wind industry?

Every part of a wind turbine is recyclable... almost. One of the few components that pose a problem are rotor blades. To help tackle the issue, researchers from companies all over the world are trying to find a solution, and it might not be so long until they do. On top of that, it could be that other industries benefit too.

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Operations
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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Wind News
Five wind energy trends to look out for this year
January 26, 2022

Starting anew in 2022 – Five wind energy trends to look out for this year

Supply shortages and decreased revenues throughout the last two years led to fewer wind turbine installations than anticipated. But with CO2 reduction as relevant as ever and increasing interest in green energy, the wind industry is set for a big comeback. To give you an idea of what’s in store, we gathered five key trends for 2022.

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