Wind Energy Industry

The Wind Energy outlook for the United States market is one of continued growth. The United States Congress recently passed an extension of the Production Tax Credit (PTC) and the Investment Tax Credit (ITC).

With these extensions, the United States market has the potential to meet 10% of its electricity needs by 2020. The U.S. Department of Energy is hopeful that 35% of the country’s needs will be met with Wind Energy by 2050.

Supply deficiencies in gears, gearboxes, and bearings will force companies that are manufacturing, installing, and servicing wind turbine equipment to become more resourceful.

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Angular Contact Ball Bearings

  • Support tilting movement
  • Many tolerance options available
  • Can accept combined loads

Ceramic Hybrid Bearings

  • Great for applications that need reduced friction
  • Less heat generation
  • Require less lubrication

Cylindrical Roller Bearings

  • Available in single row, double row or multi-row
  • Can handle very high radial loads
  • Can accept relatively higher speeds than other bearing styles

Full Complement Cylindrical Roller Bearings

Radial Ball Bearings

  • Operate efficiently at high speeds
  • Highly durable
  • Long lifespan

Slewing Ring Bearings

  • Ideal for large load carrying requirements
  • Multitude of design options are available
  • Wire race bearings are ideal for lightweight needs

Spherical Roller Bearings

  • Self-aligning
  • Optimal for low to medium speeds
  • Deviations in shaft misalignment are more easily accepted

Thrust Roller Bearings

  • Suitable for heavy loads in extreme applications
  • High axial load carrying capability in combination with radial loads
  • Can accommodate misalignment

Gearbox

  • Angular Contact Ball Bearings
  • Cylindrical Roller Bearings
  • Full Complement Cylindrical Roller Bearings
  • Radial Ball Bearings
  • Spherical Roller Bearings
  • Tapered Roller Bearings

Main Shaft

  • Cylindrical Roller Bearings
  • Spherical Roller Bearings
  • Tapered Roller Bearings

Electric Generators

  • Cylindrical Roller Bearings
  • Electrically Insulated Bearings
  • Hybrid Bearings

Rotor Pitch/ Nacelle Yaw

  • Cylindrical Roller Bearings
  • Radial Ball Bearings
  • Slewing Ring Bearings
  • Spherical Plain Bearings
  • Spherical Roller Bearings

Ritbearing's offering for the Wind Energy industry includes products from:

NKE

NKE - Austria

Angular Contact Ball Bearings, Cylindrical Roller Bearings, Full Compliment, Cylindrical Roller Bearings, Electrically Insulated Bearings, Radial Ball Bearings, Spherical Roller Bearings, Tapered Roller Bearings

ORS

ORS - Turkey

Ceramic Hybrid Ball Bearings, Radial Ball Bearings

URB

URB - Romania

Cylindrical Roller Bearings, Full Complement Cylindrical Roller Bearings, Spherical Roller Bearings, Tapered Roller Bearings