Slewing bearings in the field of wind energy

Wind energy - high quality products for all bearing types in a wind turbine

Wind energy – the energy of the future – makes a vital contribution to the energy revolution. In this matter, the carbon dioxide-free energy conversion is playing an ever-increasing role. Germany is not only a technological leader in this field, but also uses wind as its number one alternative energy source.

rothe erde® bearings for wind turbines

Our knowledge in the field of renewable energies makes thyssenkrupp rothe erde a reliable partner for all major wind turbine manufacturers. This has been the case since the very beginning of the industry. We at thyssenkrupp rothe erde support the growth of ecofriendly energy by providing essential elements for wind energy plants. We are constantly working to ensure that our products and thus our customers are able to make a contribution to a more environmentally-friendly future.

New benchmarks for the equipment of wind energy plants – thyssenkrupp rothe erde® slewing bearings

As far as bearings for wind turbines are concerned, we develop customized solutions for:

  • main bearings

  • pitch bearings

  • yaw bearings

With our long-term experience, we develop and manufacture the right solution for every drive train concept with main bearing diameter up to 6,500 mm. We manufacture cylindrical and tapered roller main bearings for single or multiple-row designs with arbitrary contact angles. Furthermore, clamped or screwed installations, bainitic, case or mixed hardened, or inductive hardened raceways without soft-spot up to an outer diameter of 6,500 mm. Suitable for pitch and yaw bearings are single- or double-row four-point ball bearings. Moreover, triple-row roller bearings can be applied to carry increased loads and pitch movements.

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Our solutions in the wind energy sector

With our extensive knowledge, the capability to produce all kind of bearings for wind energy and our research & development facilities we are prepared for all upcoming challenges may it be on- or offshore. Our customers and we ourselves optimally face all future challenges in the onshore and offshore market. The perfect combination of manufacturing options (for pitch / yaw bearings up to 8,000 mm), our own research & development centers and our experienced employees worldwide make sure of it.

In our R&D test centers, we validate the latest test methods and efficient analysis tools. Moreover, we continuously develop our calculation approaches with regard to load capacity, service life, performance and capacity limits. Together with our customers, we define special requirements and then implement them holistically in close cooperation.

With production facilities in 10 countries and the associated sales network, we have been convincing as a reliable partner in the wind energy for decades. Thanks to our production facilities in all major wind markets, we are also able to meet the requirements of our customers with regard to a local supply chain. We are there wherever our customers need us.

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Our reference sites for wind turbines and wind farms

Windparkreferenzen in der Nordsee

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