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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+
 
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How Clean Steel Can Propel Your Cost Savings


12/11/2011 11:00:00 AM | Sustainable Solutions for Wind Energy | Comments | Rob Merrell |

Timken steel is nearly as valuable as gold to producers of wind turbines. Here’s why we believe this: gearboxes located inside a wind turbine require about 10,000 pounds of steel. Gearboxes are particularly costly to repair or replace, so use of high-quality steel in them can increase turbine reliability – and help you save money. Read More+
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