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Bearing Solutions for Planetary Gearboxes

7/19/2010 10:00:00 AM | Bearing Applications | Comments | Chris Marks |

Machine reliability is a major challenge for the wind energy industry, especially as turbines become leaner and more integrated. Timken's 110 years of engineering expertise and technology leadership are helping drive innovations -- including technological advances with gearboxes as well as gear and bearing reliability. Much of the focus on how this factors into the design of speed-increasing gearboxes is related to the planetary stage. The latest standards for IEC and ABMA recommend two candidates for bearing solutions at the planet position: cylindrical roller bearings or tapered roller bearings. Get the detail you need about Timken's approach to bearing solutions for planetary gearboxes by reading more. Read More+



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