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Experimental and Analytical Methods for Assessing Bearing Performance Under Debris-Contaminated Lubrication Conditions
This paper provides an overview of debris particle contamination in lubricants.
Comparison of DIN 281 Bearing fatique Life Predictions with Test Data
This paper compares test data of standard production tapered roller bearings (TRB) from six top manufacturers, including Timken, with the DIN and Timken proprietary algorithms.
The Integrated Flexpin Bearing, the subject of this paper, is capable of achieving additional power density in the gear diameter direction through integration of bearing components, gearing and shafting.
Flexdrive Animation Video
The Timken Flexdrive with Integrated Flexpin Bearing technology transfers up to 50% more power and torque through the same space in planetary gear systems.
Designing Large Diameter, Closely Coupled 2-Row Tapered Roller BEarings for Supporting Wind Turbine Rotor Loading
Direct drive wind turbine generators require use of large diameter, closely spaced two-row tapered roller bearing to support the complex schedule of rotor loading.
Locator Bearing for Wind Turbine Gearbox High Speed and High Speed-Intermediate Shafts
This paper introduces a new bearing type for wind turbine gearboxes called the Locator bearing.
Self-aligning Tapered Roller Bearing Pillow Block for Wind Turbine Generator's Main Shaft Rotor Support
This paper reviews the benefits of applying an alternative bearing type at the main shaft pillow block position of a modular style wind turbine generator (WTG).
Planet Pac: Increasing Epicyclic Power Density and Performance Through Integration
This paper will demonstrate that using a preloaded taper roller bearing in an integrated package should be the preferred choice for this application to increase the bearing capacity, power density, and fatigue life performance.
Main Shaft Support for Wind Turbine with a Fixed and Floating Bearing Configuration
This paper reviews the benefits of applying a combination of double-row tapered roller bearings (TDI) and cylindrical roller bearings (CRB) on the main shaft of wind turbines.