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 Jerry Fox

Higher Timken bearing ratings create new opportunity for wind turbine power train designers

10/24/2012 8:00:00 AM | Bearing Ratings | Comments | Jerry Fox |

For the last 26 years, application engineers at The Timken Company have been successfully applying the Timken 1986 bearing rating C90 in bearing life calculations for all the industries that we serve with the exception of the wind industry. For wind turbine bearing applications, our application engineers apply the ISO bearing rating C1 in bearing life calculations because the certification bodies for new wind turbines have stipulated that practice in order to promote more transparency among all the bearing suppliers. Read More+
 Jerry Fox

Higher bearing ratings for lean turbine design

1/12/2010 3:00:00 PM | Bearing Ratings | Comments | Jerry Fox |

It used to be that only ISO ratings could be applied to calculating bearing L10 life. Now, Germanischer Lloyd has approved Timken bearing ratings for Timken tapered and cylindrical roller bearings in wind turbine applications. Join the discussion on how these higher ratings can offer new opportunities for downsizing the power train and creating leaner, more competitive designs. Read More+



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