"High-end wind turbines need our bearing technology for their gearboxes"

Wind turbines need to meet ever-increasing performance requirements. While power densities required today are 1.5 to 2.5 megawatts, future turbines will have to generate 5 to 6 megawatts. And that without being able to enlarge the available installation space for the gearbox and the generator. “This is a task which the rolling bearings conventionally used in the planetary gearboxes of wind turbines can barely handle”. “And this is why”, according to the Wind Power Team of the Miba Bearing Group, 

“the manufacturers of wind turbine gearboxes increasingly switch to using Miba’s bearing technology”. Some three years ago, two engineers at Miba began to focus their efforts on studying the use of the company’s bearing technology in wind turbine gear-boxes and implemented first projects for customers. Since then, the related sales volume has grown constantly, and so has the team. Its members were recruited from such diverse fields as research & development, application engineering, manufacturing, sales, and order planning. Yet, there is one thing they all share: their enthusiasm for Miba bearing technology and its use in high-end wind turbines.