HANNOVER MESSE 2018, 23 - 27 April
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Journal bearings in wind turbine gear units

validation - track record - extended investigations for reliability

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Hall 19, Stand C49



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Energy Efficiency, Integrated Energy, Motion, Drive & Automation

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MDA Forum

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The presentation provides a deeper insight of the key performance of slide bearings in windturbine gearboxes. From these positive experiences slide bearings can be offered as a comparable alternative to roller-type bearings with many benefits e.g. higher efficiency and cost reduction. It is sensible to select the optimal bearing type for the respective bearing application in the transmission.

The positive properties and the advantages of slide bearings in wind gearbox applications are introduced primarily under consideration as an alternative to roller bearings.

The presentation gives a summary of slide bearing technology, the construction and the equipment of the prototype gearbox, the prototype tests, and the field test experiences. Furthermore the verified results and their correlations are illustrated.


 Dr. Thomas Meyer

Dr. Thomas Meyer

Siemens AG

Thomas Meyer studied Mechanical Engineering at RWTH Aachen University. After that he spent another five years at Aachen University for research and industry works, finishing with a Doctorate in Engineering. ...

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