Wind turbines are exposed to heavy mechanical loads and challenging environmental conditions, including alternating temperatures, humidity and exposure to sea mist. Wind turbine bearings and gearboxes are engineered to provide decades-long operation with only minimal servicing. Tribobond™ coatings reduce the negative impact of contact fatigue phenomena, which allows for a substantial boost of reliability of windmill operation and an extension of maintenance intervals. In addition, the low-friction Tribobond™ coatings reduce the momentum required to start up a turbine under light wind conditions.
Coated components of wind turbines:
- Rollers of roller bearings
- Gears and pinions