RENK 3.X MW wind energy gearbox for onshore with slide bearing technology:
An important feature of RENK's 3.X MW gearbox design is the use of slide instead of roller bearings. Within the RENK's 3.X MW gearbox design the hydrodynamic slide-type bearings are installed at highly stressed and hard-to-access locations. The biggest advantage of slide compared to roller bearings beside longer life times and lower service costs is resistance against overloads, shock loads, stoppages, vibrations, and dirt particles.
RENK 5.X MW wind energy gearbox for offshore with slide bearing technology present a confirmation of the advantage of slide bearing in offshore and onshore. RENK wind gearbox with slide bearing count as a proven design, with an operating time of more than 14 years now, the installations in and around Bremerhaven, Germany, confirm that it was right to choose slide bearings. Years of field experience have helped in fine-tuning the design. RENK's 7 MW and 12 MW gearbox test benches validate simulation processes and operational features.