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Bearings for Renewable Energy Applications

31 October 2012

NKE Austria supplies bearings for various types of renewable energy applications.

Wind turbines operate under arduous conditions. The bearings used in them must work reliably and have a long lifespan. The design service life of rolling bearings in wind turbines is 175,000 operating hours. For Use in wind turbines, NKE’s portfolio includes cylindrical roller bearings, tapered roller bearings, spherical roller bearings, four- point contact ball bearings, deep groove ball bearings and electrically insulated bearings.

For planetary wind turbine gearboxes NKE has developed modular bearing systems for planetary gears. The new bearing assemblies offer standardisation of the bearings, reduced diversity of parts and simplified logistics.
 
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