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Wind turbines must be aligned optimally to the wind in order to prevent extreme loads and allow cost-effective operation. Wind turbines adjust automatically due to active systems with azimuth drives and gearboxes.
Slewing gears turn the nacelle into or out of the wind. They serve to position the machine room in such a way that the surfaces of the rotors are perpendicular to the wind.
In order to optimize the power curve of the wind turbine, the blade angle must always be adjusted according to the wind speed. The rotor blade angle can be adjusted using electric or hydraulic drives. Schaeffler offers bearing supports for both systems.
Schaeffler offers bearing supports for slewing drives for nacelle and blade angle adjustment from one source.
Challenges for the bearing support: