Schaeffler designs spherical roller bearings to make wind energy more efficient

By Michelle Froese Schaeffler has optimized its spherical roller bearings for rotor main bearing supports with the objective of increasing the reliability, availability, and efficiency of wind turbines. The development of an asymmetrical spherical roller bearing represents yet another step towards more robustness.
Schaeffler’s optimized spherical roller bearings were subjected to testing as part of the company’s “X-life” seal of approval. The necessary validation steps have been certified by Germanischer Lloyd.
The bearing supports of the rotor shaft are of central significance in wind turbines. The locating bearing is subject to especially high axial loads. With this in mind, Schaeffler has optimized its tried and

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