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North American WINDPOWER: “Study Explores How To Resist Axial Cracks In Wind Turbines”

Testing proves carburized steel bearings can extend gearbox bearing life.

White etching cracks remain one of the primary causes of gearbox bearing failures in wind turbines. Despite extensive research, the exact cause of the issue remains unsolved. In North American WINDPOWER, Timken Senior Scientist for Materials Science Scott Hyde, Ph.D., explains a recent study that explains how carburized steel bearings help extend gearbox bearing life.

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June 21, 2019