With the highest life ratings in the industry verified by Germanischer Lloyd, the new UltraWind series of bearings provides a cost-conscious, simplified drive train for main-shaft wind turbine designs (both gear and gearless).
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Ideal for original equipment
manufacturers developing multi-megawatt wind turbine designs, the Timken® UltraWind tapered roller bearing optimizes drive train simplicity, reliability and performance. It features a customized main-shaft bearing system approach that combines either a double-row tapered roller bearing or two, single-row tapered roller bearings with seals, lubrication and condition monitoring.
Bearing designs can accommodate most styles of wind turbine designs with variable bolt circles, shaft-mounted and shaftless designs, rotating inners and outers, gear and gearless wind turbines.
Simplified, compact drive train design saves capital equipment costs
Pre-set internal clearance facilitates ease and accuracy of the assembly
Pre-loaded bearing designed for superior stiffness to manage motion of the main shaft and rotor
Bearing raceway profiles control maximum stress levels to provide greater product durability Optimized cage designs, including steel and polymer configurations, improve capacity and roller retention
Features the highest bearing life ratings in the industry as certified by Germanischer Lloyd
Wind turbine main-shaft bearing for turbines, with or without gearbox