By Greentech Lead America: The Timken Company will
showcase products and aftermarket solutions for the wind industry at the AWEA
WINDPOWER 2012 Conference and Exhibition, June 3-6, in Atlanta, Ga.
Timken will feature several products in the exhibits
including: Timken Wear-Resistant Roller Bearings for wind-energy applications,
designed to reduce life-limiting wear problems including micropitting on main
shaft spherical roller bearings and micropitting, smearing and brittle flaking
on wind turbine gearbox cylindrical bearings.
The Timken Online Intelligence System (OIS), a
breakthrough condition monitoring/data collection and reporting system, is specifically
designed for low-speed wind turbine applications.
The Timken UltraWind Tapered Roller Bearing offers the
highest bearing life ratings in the industry. This pre-loaded bearing has
superior stiffness to manage the motion of the main shaft and rotor and also
contains raceway profiles designed to control maximum stress levels which
provide greater product reliability.
Timken EcoPower Induction Heaters fit for both mounting
and dismounting components with tight fits, and utilizing flexible coils for
handling large wind components. The units save time by heating work pieces
faster than conventional methods, reduce energy consumption and create a safer
Timken planetary bearing solutions include cylindrical
roller bearings, the semi-integrated planet-pac and the fully integrated
flexpin bearing. These solutions combine planetary pins, bearing raceways and
planetary gears in various combinations to help achieve lean, compact and
reliable wind turbine gearbox design.
“Timken helps maximize equipment performance
throughout the entire lifecycle of a wind turbine. By collaborating with
designers, manufacturers and operators, Timken develops main shaft and gear
drive solutions to help keep equipment running longer with reduced total cost
of ownership,” said Hans Landin, director of process industries original
equipment and wind energy for Timken.