"Innovation of the Year 2023": Gold for Pitch Bearing Unit
. The "Pitch Bearing Unit" (PBU), a new development from thyssenkrupp rothe erde, has now been awarded the prestigious "Innovation of the Year 2023" gold award by the international trade magazine Windpower Monthly. The "Pitch Bearing Unit" impressed the jury not only because of its technical innovation, but also because it has the potential to significantly simplify the expansion of renewable energy from wind power.
Armin Necker new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Rothe Erde
At the turn of the year, Armin Necker took up the position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at the globally active Rothe Erde Group. The 47-year-old succeeds Dr. Wilfried Spintig, who is leaving the company at his own request. As CTO, Armin Necker is responsible for research, application technology consulting and the development and production of rolling bearings and seamless rolled rings for the Group worldwide.
thyssenkrupp rothe erde moves Europe's largest swing bridge in Zeebrugge, Belgium
Europe's largest movable lift-and-turn bridge is located in a town with barely 4,000 inhabitants. The 400-meter-long "Verbindingsbrug" is located in the Belgian Port of Antwerp-Bruges. The middle section can be turned through 90 degrees over a length of 130 meters within a few minutes. The reliable and smooth rotation is made possible by a roller bearing from thyssenkrupp rothe erde.
Toward the sun: slewing bearings from thyssenkrupp rothe erde at rotating house Heuchelheim
A house that aligns itself with the sun. What sounds fantastic is reality in Heuchelheim an der Lahn in Hesse. Christopher Rinn, carpenter and managing director of DrehHaus GmbH, designed and built four rotating houses. To enable the revolving house to rotate, it stands on a rothe erde® slewing bearing, or more precisely on a double-row double four-point bearing with a diameter of 2,700 millimeters and a weight of around 1.2 tons.
At this year's "Girls' Day," 13 adolescents aged between twelve and 15 dared to take a look behind the scenes at thyssenkrupp rothe erde. "There is absolutely no reason why girls should not pursue vocational training in our field – they do the job at least as well as the boys," said Training Director Andreas Deutsch.
The carbonisation plant at the thyssenkrupp rothe erde site in Lippstadt is unique in its dimension nationwide and integrates negative emission technology in a German industrial group for the first time. The heat generated in the pyrolysis process covers around 40% of the heat demand on site.
thyssenkrupp rothe erde expands production in India
The production facility in Nashik in western India, which has been in operation since 2007, can produce an additional 1,300 blade bearings per year. The bearings have a diameter of up to five metres and can be used as blade bearings in both onshore and offshore wind turbines.
The "Weltzeituhr" on Alexanderplatz in Berlin has been turning for over 50 years. Since its inauguration in 1969, it has been running almost continuously, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. In 2015, it was listed as a historical monument and with it the technology, including a large-diameter antifriction bearing.